Do you ever wonder how you will do it? Are you saving? I know there are people on here who are not even saving for retirement because they have to live day by day on what they make.
Answer by KairisMama at 6:12 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Answer by BlooBird at 6:13 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
We have worked hard (both of us) our entire lives. We've deferred the max amount possible. WE do not overspend on frivolous or expensive items. My husband researches every large purchase and closely monitors all investments. We have done very well and are quite comfortable. We are also non -traditional and very adventurist by nature, and may 1 day life outside the US. I am in my early 50s and semi-retired. Our kids are basically young adults. 1 will be graduating later this year with her MA, and our son is a college Freshman, so our parenting days (financially) are winding down.
My biggest concern is health care accessibility and cost -
Answer by Sisteract at 6:19 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:51 PM on Mar. 21, 2010
Anon :33- While I am sorry for those citizens in your position, I'd venture to say that YOU are in the minority, while many, many more who are not fiscally solvent, are so because of poor decisions made, including frivolous spending. No one can predict illness or disability (or estimate likely costs), and that's 1 reason why we need affordable and accessible hc, imo
Mom to : The younger generation needs to think globally. My daughter is moving off shore to work at a foreign University. Our kids need to be multi-linguial, and be willing to move where the jobs are at the time. It's a whole new reality.
Answer by Sisteract at 6:55 PM on Mar. 21, 2010