What's the best (and worst) investment you've ever made?

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Could be a purchase - like a home or a Mac - or a stock, could be a trip you took or a class you enrolled in.

    What do you consider your best investment and what do you consider your worst?
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    best investment was getting my BFA from RISD.
     
  3. DigiCatRedux macrumors member

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    Best Investment: Educating myself / Helping my Godchilds education.

    Worst Investment: That "Volcano Taco" I ate at Taco Bell a couple nights ago.
    Eruption is right, and neither majestic nor pretty.
     
  4. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Bought 30k euro when they were $1.60 a euro...woops...
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Best: Education. In total debt but the framed degrees will double as plates when I am out of work.

    Worst: TBD
     
  6. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Best investment so far has been my first mac, it helped me get 2 distinctions and a merit in college, and subsequently because of those grades, helped me get into uni.

    Worst investment has to be a puffer jacket thing I got when I was young, they were all the rage in the towns, but out in the sticks no-body had heard of them and I was just laughed at, I wore it once, took me 3 weeks to save up enough money to buy it :eek:
     
  7. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Nope doesn't make any sense to me, I guess it must mean something in your language.
     
  8. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You must be joking. Right?!
     
  9. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    He got his Beagle Fully Accredited from Roy's Inexpensive School for Dogs.
     
  10. shecky Guest

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    it does.
     
  11. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the explanation,it's always helpful to use names rather than acronyms especially for such localised things and places.

    (whilst B.A. is probably know by most english speaking people BFA is only used in the US and somewhat in Australia.)
     
  12. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    BFD is better known.
     
  13. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Where? Are you saying Bachelor of Fine Arts is more common than Bachelor of Arts?
     
  14. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    worst investment, taking a bunch of classes for my second masters before getting funded:rolleyes:
     
  15. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    he is yanking your chain
     
  16. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    Best: TBD (My new MBP next month?)

    Worst: Several PC games that I only played for a month and never played again.
     
  17. shecky Guest

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    a BFA is an arts degree based around studio classes. a BA is an arts degree with mostly non-studio classes. a BFA is usually considered to be a "fuller" education in the arts as it has a large amount of "making" instead of just "discussing".
     
  18. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    As was I.But having noticed his location I guess he's probably mentally ill,my bad.
     
  19. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I do see that a Bachelor of Fine Arts is more a vocational thing,my original point was that it is only awarded in the US and for something slightly different in Australia, being a international board it's always best to avoid acronyms that are only known locally.
     
  20. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
     
  21. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    You crazy septics,!!!!11111elevnty11!!
     
  22. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Worst- investing my time and attention in Formula One.
     
  23. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Best (by far) - my children
    Worst - my satellite dish (but my husband would say my MBP)
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Best? Getting my iMac from a student loan. Installing XP and working on a game that could make me lotsa moneys.

    Worst? Going to university. Of course hindsight is perfect vision and that, but it turns out I didn't need to go for my career and that it simply added an extra 3 years onto waiting for my career to kick off.

    But that said I do love being in education and plan to go back for my MA in due time.
     
  25. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    I wish I were.....

    EDIT: I guess I should clarify slightly, I didn't buy on margin or anything, so I'm not going to get my thumbs repossessed, but certainly isn't helping me with my future "freedom from work" plans :p
     

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