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Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Can retiring early make you crazy? Get the latest news from the world of Hoco-mania. Surprising insights on arithmetic, imagined 'death threats', message board administration, and the merits of leaving a high-paying job only to pursue sub-minimum wage work in retirement to make ends meet. For more on Hocomania see Rob Bennett, author of Passion Saving.

Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby Yipee-Ki-O » 12/10/15 at 10:49:05

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby PinkUnicorn » 12/13/15 at 19:16:51

Posted at the plop:

Anonymous says
December 13, 2015 at 4:04 pm
A quick question. If you do not get some type of “settlement” payment, will your current portfolio still cover your retirement needs?

Rob says
December 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm
It will not.

Rob


Uhm, Rob......this is like hoping to win the lottery as a retirement plan. Except the odds are even better with winning the lottery. It is one thing if you choose to ruin your life. The problem is that your family will end up suffering because of your delusions.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby PinkUnicorn » 12/13/15 at 19:19:10

Rob says:

"So I would think it would be fair to say that we are all pretty much stuck at the moment."

No Rob. You are the one that is stuck. Spending your time trolling the internet and making stupid comments about windfalls, prison sentences, death threats, etc is not a "job". A real job is when you go out and do something of value to which someone is willing to give you a paycheck.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby gw » 12/14/15 at 12:15:19

I don't go by Rob's site very often, because he hasn't had anything new to say for years. I looked over there today and noted:

1. The absolutely-will-happen-by-2015 economic crash has now morphed into a "crash that might happen in 2016, or 2017, or maybe later".

2. He still thinks that he's going to get at least $500 000 000 after the crash....although he doesn't specify how.

3. He admits that without his mythical half-billion dollar gain, he doesn't have the portfolio to support himself in retirement.

Any sane person would know that they're toast and start doing something other than posting at an unread blog. Not our boy.

I guess this is what keeps me coming back every few months. Eventually, he'll have to do something...

....or maybe not.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby Yipee-Ki-O » 12/14/15 at 13:18:50

Yep, at times I think I should ditch my hocomania habit like DRiP guy did but I keep on keepin' on out of curiosity about what the final trainwreck will look like. That Rob is counting on his "500 million dollar settlement" delusion to bail him out of his failed attempt at early-retirement was news to me. I thought that oft-repeated fantasy was just another talking point among many in the Bat$hit Crazy hoco-narrative. It's sad to see Rob's mental illness imposing such dire consequences upon his family. :cry:
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby Yipee-Ki-O » 12/15/15 at 15:27:04

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby Yipee-Ki-O » 12/16/15 at 12:22:06

At this point I think Rob is incapable of gainful employment. Social Security disability payments for his mental illness appears to be his only option.
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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Hocomania.

Postby gw » 12/21/15 at 09:37:46

McDonald's? Wal-Mart greeter?

We used to have an old guy that worked for a local supermarket, bringing carts in from the parking lot. Sort of reminded me of Rob: a crazy conspiracy theorist turning into a Sovereign Citizen type, disheveled, and permanently bitter and angry. They finally had to fire him because his relentless rants were disturbing people. Should I tell Rob the position is open?
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