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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-17-11 01:12 AM
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15. You are way ahead of the crowd.
Most people have a couple of kids and don't earn enough to do that no matter how careful they are.

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  -Will you have enough to survive when you retire if Social Security is reduced? JDPriestly  Jul-17-11 12:12 AM   #0 
  - since 2/3 of people rely on social security for 50% or more of their retirement income -- doubtful.  indurancevile   Jul-17-11 12:14 AM   #1 
  - No.  kestrel91316   Jul-17-11 12:18 AM   #2 
  - Survive, yes. Discretionary income, no. Kiss a lot of businesses--  eridani   Jul-17-11 12:20 AM   #3 
  - Nope.  provis99   Jul-17-11 12:24 AM   #4 
  - No  bahrbearian   Jul-17-11 12:29 AM   #5 
  - I'm going to have to keep working if I can ever find a Job  bahrbearian   Jul-17-11 12:30 AM   #6 
  - If they didn't allow Corps to RAID pension funds  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 12:32 AM   #7 
  - So true.  JDPriestly   Jul-17-11 12:51 AM   #12 
  - I've only read your excerpt - does this article say anything about the millions of people  scarletwoman   Jul-17-11 12:32 AM   #8 
  - I think it is maybe kind of an infomercial piece.  JDPriestly   Jul-17-11 12:52 AM   #13 
  - barring the unforseen..yes  backwoodsbob   Jul-17-11 12:34 AM   #9 
  - for many years my salary was too low to allow savings  salin   Jul-17-11 12:34 AM   #10 
  - $5 per hour is my savings rate  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 12:49 AM   #11 
     - You are way ahead of the crowd.  JDPriestly   Jul-17-11 01:12 AM   #15 
        - 3 kids, Wife, 2 dogs and a house payment  FreakinDJ   Jul-17-11 01:22 AM   #17 
           - Good for you!  JDPriestly   Jul-17-11 01:43 AM   #19 
  - Funny thing is no one even said they were reducing your payment....  Historic NY   Jul-17-11 12:55 AM   #14 
  - The change to the COLA will reduce monthly payments to seniors  JDPriestly   Jul-17-11 01:14 AM   #16 
  - Yes, survival is not in doubt at all.  Major Hogwash   Jul-17-11 01:28 AM   #18 
  - Seems unlikely now. The unemployment cycles have killed savings and fooling around with  TheKentuckian   Jul-17-11 02:12 AM   #20 
  - Trying to avoid SS until 66.  safeinOhio   Jul-17-11 02:34 AM   #21 
  - Retirement? Who needs it? Keep telling yourself that.  Vinca   Jul-17-11 06:59 AM   #22 
  - As long as voo doo economics controls the Washington bubble,  mmonk   Jul-17-11 07:09 AM   #23 
  - Nope either way  lunatica   Jul-17-11 07:14 AM   #24 
  - survive yes. Be worry free-NO  hobbit709   Jul-17-11 07:25 AM   #25 
  - I'm sorry it has been so tough for you.  JDPriestly   Jul-17-11 01:03 PM   #28 
  - NO.  andlor   Jul-17-11 07:26 AM   #26 
  - No, I will work until I cannot move anymore  eilen   Jul-17-11 08:35 AM   #27 
  - For a while,  Blue_In_AK   Jul-17-11 01:09 PM   #29 
  - this is stealing from workers, to further fatten the elites  amborin   Jul-17-11 01:25 PM   #30 
  - Those in DC who want to do away with SS and Medicare/Medicaid  Urban Prairie   Jul-17-11 01:39 PM   #31 

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