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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 10:06 AM
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47. Fair enough
But even if unemployment is 12% as your link argues, the described position is still not typical and so my comment stands.
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  -Workers Have Retirement 'Overconfidence' NVMojo  Apr-04-06 02:34 PM   #0 
  - That 55 and over number is scary...  Sammy Pepys   Apr-04-06 02:38 PM   #1 
  - Typical Boomers  Nederland   Apr-04-06 02:38 PM   #2 
  - Well, thanks so much for making those generalities  Le Taz Hot   Apr-04-06 02:49 PM   #8 
  - I'm sorry for you  Nederland   Apr-04-06 03:04 PM   #12 
  - It is typical for several reasons. No. 1 is that when I joined the work  sinkingfeeling   Apr-04-06 03:19 PM   #15 
  - why wouldn't it be typical?  pitohui   Apr-04-06 03:58 PM   #19 
  - because unemployment is under 5% (nt)  Nederland   Apr-04-06 05:46 PM   #23 
     - Unemployment may be under 5% but a lot of those jobs are  jwirr   Apr-04-06 06:26 PM   #28 
     - I don't believe for a minute that unemployment is at 5%...  converted_democrat   Apr-04-06 07:27 PM   #32 
     - Fair enough  Nederland   Apr-05-06 10:06 AM   #47 
     - Your argument was that the reason why the situation was not typical  converted_democrat   Apr-05-06 01:17 PM   #59 
        - Close, but not exactly  Nederland   Apr-05-06 02:35 PM   #62 
           - The situation for many, most through no fault of their own is grim..  converted_democrat   Apr-05-06 03:00 PM   #64 
           - no fault of their own???  QuestionAll   Apr-12-06 06:22 PM   #97 
           - The editing time ran out on the comment I just made above, so I'm  converted_democrat   Apr-05-06 04:12 PM   #75 
              - Nice try  Nederland   Apr-12-06 01:07 PM   #86 
     - I second that BULLSHIT about unemployement is at 5%...more like 17%  Tight_rope   Apr-05-06 01:17 PM   #60 
     - Bullshit.  NCevilDUer   Apr-05-06 10:13 AM   #49 
     - A smaller percentage of the population is working...  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-05-06 11:59 AM   #55 
     - i don't think you understand statistics  pitohui   Apr-05-06 04:01 PM   #73 
        - i don't think you understand statistics  Nederland   Apr-12-06 01:04 PM   #85 
           - You are moving the target  WhereIsMyFreedom   Apr-12-06 03:35 PM   #92 
  - It doesn't sound typical because you lack experience.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-05-06 11:57 AM   #54 
  - No  Nederland   Apr-05-06 02:40 PM   #63 
     - The poster that you just replied to, like me, tried to point out various  converted_democrat   Apr-05-06 03:14 PM   #65 
  - I beg to differ......  AnneD   Apr-05-06 03:18 PM   #66 
  - It is very typical!  InkAddict   Apr-12-06 05:06 PM   #95 
  - a 401k has become an all-purpose replacement for a social safety net  DBoon   Apr-04-06 03:07 PM   #13 
  - I don't mean this to be unsympathetic  ColonelTom   Apr-05-06 08:17 AM   #44 
  - Long term financial planning?  NCevilDUer   Apr-05-06 10:16 AM   #50 
  - Which is why I said "if you can at all afford it"  ColonelTom   Apr-05-06 11:15 AM   #51 
     - Whoops. You're right. I was reading faster than I was  NCevilDUer   Apr-05-06 11:50 AM   #52 
        - No problem - it's all good :)  ColonelTom   Apr-05-06 03:56 PM   #70 
  - I understand your point...but are we to insurance everything!  Tight_rope   Apr-05-06 01:43 PM   #61 
  - "Tornado insurance insurance"?  ColonelTom   Apr-05-06 03:59 PM   #72 
  - don't for get Identity theft Insurance  RawMaterials   Apr-06-06 08:16 AM   #78 
  - no there really isn't, coloneltom  pitohui   Apr-05-06 04:07 PM   #74 
  - Self delete nt  raccoon   Apr-05-06 12:05 PM   #57 
  - Asshole employers routinely stole the pension contributions  Warpy   Apr-04-06 02:56 PM   #11 
  - Asshole employers switched from defined pensions to 401ks  bunkerbuster1   Apr-05-06 07:54 AM   #41 
  - The former president of our union  shrike   Apr-05-06 09:52 AM   #46 
     - This retired UNION Sheet Metal Worker, baby boomer  Ernesto   Apr-05-06 12:40 PM   #58 
        - The average American has no idea  shrike   Apr-06-06 10:18 AM   #81 
  - Please don't denigrate all boomers.......  llmart   Apr-04-06 06:05 PM   #24 
  - Interestingly enough, my husband works for a large, "evil" corporation,  phylny   Apr-05-06 05:14 AM   #36 
  - Here's hoping the company does not get sold to another company  SoCalDem   Apr-05-06 06:33 AM   #39 
  - I am very happy for you....  AnneD   Apr-05-06 03:37 PM   #68 
  - Oh, I agree with you.  phylny   Apr-06-06 07:40 AM   #76 
  - Gee, I thought the same thing when I worked for Bell n/t  DeltaLady   Apr-06-06 06:37 PM   #84 
  - We planned, husband retired early  Marthe48   Apr-05-06 08:38 AM   #45 
     - "--don't listen to promises--"  Ernesto   Apr-06-06 03:33 PM   #82 
  - Just realism.  SoCalDem   Apr-04-06 02:39 PM   #3 
  - Hideous photos, SoCalDem! Scared me!!!  NVMojo   Apr-04-06 02:43 PM   #4 
  - Toss in fact that many had employers who promised pensions  havocmom   Apr-04-06 02:53 PM   #10 
     - This happened to my husband......  llmart   Apr-04-06 06:09 PM   #25 
  - It is impossible for many to even save much at all  DELUSIONAL   Apr-04-06 02:43 PM   #5 
  - Not just children, Delusional,  Delphinus   Apr-05-06 06:30 AM   #38 
  - I have considerably less than $25K, and 13 years to retirement  NCevilDUer   Apr-04-06 02:44 PM   #6 
  - My 401K lost half its value in the last 4 years;  TX-RAT   Apr-04-06 04:42 PM   #22 
     - Don't be so harsh.....  llmart   Apr-04-06 06:12 PM   #26 
     - TX-RAT's question was perfectly fair.  recidivist   Apr-12-06 10:40 PM   #101 
     - 2000 was a pretty brutal year  sad_one   Apr-04-06 07:25 PM   #31 
  - I Can't Believe This  ribofunk   Apr-04-06 02:46 PM   #7 
  - The only "overconfidence" I have is....  BiggJawn   Apr-04-06 02:51 PM   #9 
  - We figure if we take a late retirement (try never) and an early death  redwitch   Apr-04-06 03:24 PM   #16 
  - Like looking in the mirror.. (my life & yours)  SoCalDem   Apr-04-06 03:27 PM   #17 
  - Is your baby OK now? I am so sorry, such a worry!  redwitch   Apr-04-06 03:35 PM   #18 
     - Don't worry; be happy!  InkAddict   Apr-12-06 05:40 PM   #96 
  - My 'if all else fails' plan...  AnneD   Apr-05-06 03:47 PM   #69 
  - that is certainly a form of overconfidence  pitohui   Apr-04-06 04:04 PM   #20 
  - It's simple really  newscott   Apr-04-06 03:13 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, you can. Get started  CTyankee   Apr-04-06 07:18 PM   #30 
  - we're in the upper 26%  yorkiemommie1   Apr-04-06 04:21 PM   #21 
  - LOL!  llmart   Apr-04-06 06:16 PM   #27 
     - late 50s that's me  yorkiemommie1   Apr-04-06 07:39 PM   #33 
        - So sorry about your daughter.......  llmart   Apr-05-06 05:27 AM   #37 
  - My parents "got rich slow"  CTyankee   Apr-04-06 07:13 PM   #29 
  - Oh my  SLCPUNK   Apr-05-06 03:16 AM   #34 
  - You are very smart  CTyankee   Apr-05-06 07:44 AM   #40 
  - investing  melm00se   Apr-12-06 03:10 PM   #91 
     - his advise was for parents to die and leave him an inheritance  pitohui   Apr-12-06 10:40 PM   #102 
  - your advise is for our parents to die?  pitohui   Apr-12-06 10:39 PM   #100 
  - i will never retire  cleofus1   Apr-05-06 04:37 AM   #35 
  - That's What I Thought and then I Got Fired  leftyladyfrommo   Apr-05-06 08:00 AM   #42 
  - Ha! Not me -- I firmly expect to have to live with my niece or nephew  LostinVA   Apr-05-06 08:15 AM   #43 
  - Latin America here I come  shrike   Apr-05-06 10:07 AM   #48 
  - Not a bad plan!  Ignis   Apr-05-06 12:02 PM   #56 
  - Hubby and I talk about that a lot....  AnneD   Apr-05-06 03:58 PM   #71 
  - It's not surprising that people think this...  brooklynite   Apr-05-06 11:56 AM   #53 
  - i can't even pay bills today (unemployed and too far in debt)  Blue_Tires   Apr-05-06 03:30 PM   #67 
  - That doesn't sound like a bad idea.  leftyladyfrommo   Apr-06-06 08:07 AM   #77 
     - See my above post  shrike   Apr-06-06 10:10 AM   #80 
        - I couldn't leave my kids and grandkids  CTyankee   Apr-12-06 04:27 PM   #93 
  - I think it's housing  KayLaw   Apr-06-06 08:53 AM   #79 
  - You are right  newblewtoo   Apr-12-06 05:05 PM   #94 
  - Be debt free and own your home  4dsc   Apr-06-06 03:50 PM   #83 
  - Anyone ever read "Rich Dad Prophecy" by Kiyosaki?  ALago1   Apr-12-06 01:07 PM   #87 
  - I read it again last year...  AnneD   Apr-12-06 02:09 PM   #89 
  - For all those savers posting here...  jdog   Apr-12-06 01:23 PM   #88 
  - It is a concern.....  AnneD   Apr-12-06 02:16 PM   #90 
  - With the cost of living skyrocketing; people who HAVE saved are worried.  HypnoToad   Apr-12-06 06:26 PM   #98 
     - that is my fear  sad_one   Apr-12-06 09:47 PM   #99 
        - of course there is something you can do  pitohui   Apr-12-06 10:44 PM   #103 
 

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