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    This made me think about the miles I can put on in a day walking around my property. I enjoy walking, but find that I don't do as much as I did when younger, but I still put on a few miles a day, sometimes more.

    Seems that you live in a "clean neighborhood", if that's all you found.

    You have a ways to go before it becomes profitable. If you are building an investment you need to branch out and find other "venues" to increase profits.

    And it depends on how much room you have for your venture.

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    You seem a bit light on the whole story.

    Stocks and bonds?

    I don't understand how you plan on getting from a few beer cans to stocks and bonds.

    Please enlighten us as I'm sure many want to know as it must be pure genus in the making.

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    You can start buying stocks and bonds with as little as one penny.

    The cans will add up. And I will eventually get to some honey holes I know where I can pull out bags of cans each visit.

    No genius behind it. It's going to take sticking with it. Everyday keep adding more.
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    One thing I learned MANY years ago is that a person required plenty of SPACE to pile up whatever. Space that was paid for in full so you could expand from there.

    Renting SPACE is a slippery slope that one has little control over.

    Penny stocks are VERY risky and cost about $5.00 on the low end. So that's putting $5 dollar bills into thin air and seeing what the coming storms may bring.

    Will the windfall blow your way or maybe somewhere else like Donald Ducks pocket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish Bob View Post
    You can start buying stocks and bonds with as little as one penny.

    The cans will add up. And I will eventually get to some honey holes I know where I can pull out bags of cans each visit.

    No genius behind it. It's going to take sticking with it. Everyday keep adding more.
    You may find that time is your most important resource. You can always make more money but you can't make more time. Once a day has passed .... you'll never get it back again. It's gone forever.

    Think about how you spend your time.

    It's just like spending money isn't it ?

    You want to get the most bang for the buck ..... ?

    It would make sense to get the biggest possible cash return for your investment of time ...... would it not ?

    Time is money.

    Just as time is slipping away .... your money is slipping away. There's always the cost to live. It's the cost of owning a car, paying the rent, buying the groceries and so on. You always have some amount of money going out. It's like trying to fill a leaky bucket of water. You gotta keep "adding to" so that the bucket doesn't run dry. It's the Red Queen's race just to stay in one place.

    It won't end well if you spend your time foolishly by chasing the pennies while the dollars are flying out the window.

    Some jobs aren't worth doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hills View Post
    You may find that time is your most important resource. You can always make more money but you can't make more time. Once a day has passed .... you'll never get it back again. It's gone forever.

    Think about how you spend your time.

    It's just like spending money isn't it ?

    You want to get the most bang for the buck ..... ?

    It would make sense to get the biggest possible cash return for your investment of time ...... would it not ?

    Time is money.

    Just as time is slipping away .... your money is slipping away. There's always the cost to live. It's the cost of owning a car, paying the rent, buying the groceries and so on. You always have some amount of money going out. It's like trying to fill a leaky bucket of water. You gotta keep "adding to" so that the bucket doesn't run dry. It's the Red Queen's race just to stay in one place.

    It won't end well if you spend your time foolishly by chasing the pennies while the dollars are flying out the window.

    Some jobs aren't worth doing.
    Im just picking up the cans while I'm out exercising. You must've missed that part. I need to speak better in my videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChildhoodDream View Post
    One thing I learned MANY years ago is that a person required plenty of SPACE to pile up whatever. Space that was paid for in full so you could expand from there.

    Renting SPACE is a slippery slope that one has little control over.

    Penny stocks are VERY risky and cost about $5.00 on the low end. So that's putting $5 dollar bills into thin air and seeing what the coming storms may bring.

    Will the windfall blow your way or maybe somewhere else like Donald Ducks pocket?
    Not penny stocks. One can start investing in mutual funds for as little as one penny. Or one can buy fractional shares. If the stock is $100 can buy 1/100 of a share for a $1. I'll get to that part later once I get a little money to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish Bob View Post
    Im just picking up the cans while I'm out exercising. You must've missed that part. I need to speak better in my videos.
    It's all good. I could see that you were out walking. Is your friend a Boston Terrier ? He looks like an awful good dog.

    I tend to be more about "exercise with a purpose". That's code for work around the homestead like putting up the firewood for the winter in these parts. It's kinda like where my own "something from nothing" project came in.

    There's a lot of softwood spruce trees in this area. Storms come through and knock down some of the older trees every so often. I was the caretaker for a few wealthy property owners in the area and was paid to cut them up and haul them off. I would haul off the cut up logs to my yard.

    I was not only getting my wood for free ... i was getting paid to take it.

    Once here on the homestead ... i split and stacked the firewood for the following winter. The firewood provided heat and hot water all through the cold season here in Maine.

    It saved about three grand a year in home heating costs. Better yet ... the firewood in my yard never turned into money so there was no obligation to pay income tax on the fruit of my labors.

    I guess you could say that energy is money too. There's only so much a fulla can do in the course of a day so he wants to get the best possible return on his investment of energy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish Bob View Post
    Not penny stocks. One can start investing in mutual funds for as little as one penny. Or one can buy fractional shares. If the stock is $100 can buy 1/100 of a share for a $1. I'll get to that part later once I get a little money to play with.
    I get that approach. You become an investor and have your money do the work for you. This works for some people.

    It would be best to look into the fine print on that one. There might be a $ 10.00 "transaction fee" to buy that 1/100th share for a dollar.

    https://www.investopedia.com/investing/costs-investing/

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    Life does not work like in the movies. I watch a lot of movies and other recorded media so I can see what makes this world act the way that it does.

    One thing that I notice in many if not most movies and other similar media is that they greatly fudge the TIME element. They toss the reality of time and replace it with the story line moving along.

    Hills made a good point about TIME. You only have so much of it and you can't "fudge" it like the world of programming teaches.

    To make your plan work you require a lot of TIME that takes time.

    Time that you don't seem to be able to afford tossing around.

    If you already have a pile of money and assets then you can take your time as it's already paid for.

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