I save money
I don't save money
Going back a few thousand years, there really was no such thing as long term savings. If a farmer tried to save his crop, eventually he would find that vermin have destroyed it. If a hunter tries to save his kill, it would spoil. It used to be that we just inheritently understood that our savings would decline in functionality over time. These days, the entitlement mentality seems to prevale, and many people expect that they should get free money just for saving, without doing anything productive. Those who think that are really little different than those who expect the government to give them welfare. It's all about something for nothing.
If you are planning on doing a lot of saving, then you should exchange your money for something that you feel should retain it's value better. Or better yet, exchange your money for something productive, like rental property or start a business.
It's really kind of silly that people think they should just be able to keep money (in a jar or in a bank account), and do nothing productive with it, and expect that the value of that money should magically increase. Money in itself is basically worthless. The government creates money out of thin air, and it can be created in virtually unlimited quantities at nearly no cost.
It's not that I save it's more that I just don't spend money. My co-workers and friends tend to make fun of how a live but it doesn't take much to make me happy
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
I do not need to really save for my pension because I get a state pension when I retire and a bit on the side from my previous employments.
the First Amendment gives everyone “the right to be very critical of a Petty, handicapped mocking, unbalanced, whiny so-called President and criticize him strongly.”
Psychiatric disorders/disabilities can be diagnosed and verified at your local MHMR office who does assessments and provides medication. And sometimes MHMR's can help with "advocates"...or at least make a referral to a local CIL (Center for Independent Living).
SSI is sometime hard to get if you've never had any type of income, but not impossible. SS always turn down first applications for a lot of people who have had incomes Sometimes several applications. But with some assistance from an Advocate, it might work.
In my opinion, it's worth a shot. You will have to be persistent. And...the right advocate can help with the "persistent part".
ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations - 2014 (Vol. 36) | Independent Living Research Utilization
Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? - William O. Douglas
I have the cash now, but it has to be something I really want (like a pristine pinball machine that I want for under 2K). I travel a lot, but I found that staying in the $70 a night hotel is the same as staying in the $300 a night hotel...because I rent a car and spend the days at a beach or hiking...which costs nothing.
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana