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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Almost ditto here. Had a nice bundle saved up then got hit with a very rare congenital heart defect that requires medication implanted defibrillator and eventual LVAD and or heart transplant.

    One difference we have though is the girlfriend (who I supported) dumped me.
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    Ever heard of Dumas, Texas? LOL!
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Your poll doesn’t have a choice for someone that has saved and has retired.
    I get SS and expect it to continue. I also get a pension. I retired at 55, about 10 years ago. My wife retired at 60 about 2 years ago. I made part of our wealth after retiring. Our net worth is far more than any choice and it will be enough.
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 07-26-11 at 11:55 PM. Reason: spelling again, wrong quote posted?

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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    do you consider social security a part of your retirement income?
    I've saved 0 - I don't count 'social security' . . . and I've saved none because I've yet to get out of college or have a career at all going, yet.

    But - at this near-halfway mark . . .I still don't see myself aiming for retirement at 60whatever. Retirement per a predetermined schedule like everyone does it never has made sense to me - and likely won't be my cup of tea. I'll save for future-sufficiency rather than unemployment 'comfort'

    I've spent so many years not working - I ****ing hate it.
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Late 30's and had 50+ in early 30's until daughter almost died and insurance screwed us the hell over and lost some in the market and then a divorce. Doing fine now but you never know what life is going to toss you. I know a lot of people that were just so smug with themselves and their jobs and then KaBoom! They lose this here or there... planning is fine and all, but now is what maters.
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Almost ditto here. Had a nice bundle saved up then got hit with a very rare congenital heart defect that requires medication implanted defibrillator and eventual LVAD and or heart transplant.

    One difference we have though is the girlfriend (who I supported) dumped me.
    Dude, that sucks and I feel ya. My crazy ex dumped me after I supported her and her business...
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Early twenties, have $3,000 in credit card debt that I will have paid off by the end of September (which is my only debt, as I worked like a dog to get my student and car loan paid off), a few thousand in the 401k and a few thousand in investments. Not rich by any means but I think my position is significantly better than most at my age, given that I'm almost debt free which probably makes my net worth much higher than most due to school/car/home loans.
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Your options cut off way too early. They say now that a couple living in a decent sized city need $1m saved to retire.

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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Your options cut off way too early. They say now that a couple living in a decent sized city need $1m saved to retire.
    Which is just absurd - if retirement costs more than your average income ot manage then something's seriously WRONG with the whole picture.
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    Re: how old are you, and how much do you have saved toward retirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Which is just absurd - if retirement costs more than your average income ot manage then something's seriously WRONG with the whole picture.
    Nope. You need enough wealth to generate the income you need. You can spend a little of your wealth, but not much. I expect to live to 80, my wife to 90. Do your calculations and you’ll be surprised.

    Also, let me state how I rate the reliability of our income sources: My pension has the highest risk in ‘failing’ since it’s dependent on a private company. Social Security is much more a sure thing than the pension, but it may not keep up with inflation. Our wealth is the most reliable and it generates the most income.
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