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Old 01-29-2005, 03:49 PM   #1
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New Study: What People Spend in Retirement

Here's another take on what it costs to retire.

New study quantifies what people spend in retirement
By Robert Powell, MarketWatch

http://www.marketwatch.com/pf/retire...=3&siteid=mktw

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The article quotes a new study showing that typical married adults [whatever that may be] ages 65 and older have annual expenditures totaling $14,792. The top fifth in income have average expenses of $25,567 and the lowest fifth have average expenses of $10,111. [Nothing in the study about the quality of life at these expense levels.]

The breakdown on expenses is:
Housing (includes utilites, taxes, insurance, maintenance) - 29%
Health Care - 20%
Food - 13%
Clothing - 2%
Transportation - 12%
Entertainment - 10%
Gifts - 10%
Other - 4%

The authors of the study say the amount spent on housing was a surprise, but 25% of retirees 65 to 84 still have a mortgage.

The bottom line of the article..." you really need to evaluate the future value of a dollar spent and a dollar saved today." Well, duhh...

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My ginkgo ain't workin'. Didn't we just cover this?

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Re: New Study: What People Spend in Retirement

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JG, maybe I'm the one who needs to up my doseage. What thread?

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"$50.00 per day revisited"................started by yours truly,
and the aforementioned "study" posted by PTraveler
at 1:02 today.

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"$50.00 per day revisited"................started by yours truly,
and the aforementioned "study" posted by PTraveler
at 1:02 today.

JG
Guess I need to hurry up and ER so I can be a full-time poster like you JG. My most sincere Roseanne Rosannadanna ("Nevermind").

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