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Old 03-04-2011, 07:36 AM   #21
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An option that worked for a member of my family was to find a person with a similar outlook on life and fall in love, then get married. Two lived cheaper than one alone. In the end both received disability payments because of pain issues. They ended up moving to near a ski resort, so they could fulfill their passion for downhill skiing.

So, they were well enough to downhill ski, but were in too much "pain" to engage in any kind of paid employment whatsoever?

Both of them? Hmm... quite the coincidence.

Something smells a little fishy. And we wonder why there's so much insurance fraud.

It's good to know that the premiums being taken out of my own paycheck, directly slowing my own progress toward my dreams, is at least helping them achieve theirs, I suppose.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:32 AM   #22
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So, they were well enough to downhill ski, but were in too much "pain" to engage in any kind of paid employment whatsoever?

Both of them? Hmm... quite the coincidence.

Something smells a little fishy. And we wonder why there's so much insurance fraud.

It's good to know that the premiums being taken out of my own paycheck, directly slowing my own progress toward my dreams, is at least helping them achieve theirs, I suppose.
I'm usually a little left of center on disability issues, but I have to agree that downhill skiing is a little extreme. I would bet there's a private insurance payout somewhere in the story too. Can't see SSDI paying enough to retire to a ski resort.
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