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This Sunday at noon the MMoCA opens a Sol LeWitt gallery with a talk by the exhibit curator at 3pm. The showcase includes 104 pieces of his paintings, sculpture and drawings.

I am planning to go. Would anyone like to join me?
GIS: Sol LeWitt
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PS:
It's crazy(as in crazy that I'm 24 and so gung-ho over savings) but I have the first steps worked out and need to work saving amounts and timing as well as my spending habits. The latter involves cash withdrawals per week and staying withing that sum. I'll also start keeping all my receipts too, I even have the shoe box ready.

The current goal is to have a lump sum ready to stick in a liquid, non CD/Bond/Savings fund - that leaves money markets and annuities for the curious - while leaving a MINIMUM of one month of "Oh Shit!" money in savings AND still be adding to that if I haven't purchased a Macbook yet.

As for retirement, I'm putting that out of mind. Sure, I need to reassess what funds I have but I recently switched a few so I should let them sit a few months before that. As is, given my current contribution rate and allowing for 7% annual return, I'll have $1.4 million (yes, million. I think Fox and I could live on that with some other stuff tucked away) saved by retirement age. Since I'll likely be increasing contributions over time, that amount is a minimum. Thus, I'm OK for retirement for a while. When I have a more interesting portfolio, I"ll consider an secondary IRA.
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rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: November 2nd, 2006 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so proud of you!!

I look forward to being able to learn and do this business myself.

Congrats!
abmann From: abmann Date: November 2nd, 2006 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I have been reading Fool.com a lot. I also bought the Investing Bible which has had some really good info. The latter is really comprehensive and the former good for some specific questions.
claw_machine From: claw_machine Date: November 2nd, 2006 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Me me me! I anna see art things, and haven't been to the new gallery yet. I have band practice at three, but can take a little look beforehand?
abmann From: abmann Date: November 2nd, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was planning to get there around 1 after perhaps lunching on State.
nidea From: nidea Date: November 2nd, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, I'm not a huge fan of his stuff, but it's still neat to see in person. Lemme see what's going on this weekend. Where were you thinking of lunching?
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