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View Poll Results: What % of your retirement income comes from/will come from Soc Sec and Pensions?
less than 20% 45 32.14%
20-40% 24 17.14%
41-60% 30 21.43%
61-80% 20 14.29%
more than 80% 21 15.00%
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:49 AM   #41
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This has been interesting, the distribution is broader than I was guessing. People who have a generous COLA'd pension (and that's wonderful) would have a very different view from those of us who do not (like me). And when I read comments on the long term outlook for all of us, it would be nice to know what "camp" folks are in. I assume MegaCorp pensions will continue to decline and completely disappear pretty soon. Thanks...
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:20 AM   #42
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If SS still exists when we are at the age to receive it, it would be 10% or less, due to working overseas for a while, and from retiring early. I have the requisite number of quarters to be eligible, but the total years/quarters is pretty low. For planning purposes, we do not include a figure for SS, and we figure a withdrawl rate of just a bit more than 3%.

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Old 07-03-2008, 07:45 PM   #43
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This has been interesting, the distribution is broader than I was guessing. People who have a generous COLA'd pension (and that's wonderful) would have a very different view from those of us who do not (like me). And when I read comments on the long term outlook for all of us, it would be nice to know what "camp" folks are in. I assume MegaCorp pensions will continue to decline and completely disappear pretty soon. Thanks...
Yep, very interesting. The poll's distribution is skewed, I was expecting to see something resembling 'normal'. Wonder what a poll which excludes pensions would show...? Would the lower tail disappear?
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So far, almost 30% of the folks are in the <20% camp!

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Very very interesting. Thanks to the OP for asking the question.
I voted >80%. It will be 86% when everything kicks in, in 8 years.
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40% of our current income comes from a COLA'd pension. SS will eventually cover an additional 10% of our income.
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