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View Poll Results: My retirement expense is xxx% of my SS income.
100% 1 1.59%
101 - 125% 4 6.35%
126 - 150% 3 4.76%
151 - 200% 4 6.35%
201 - 250% 7 11.11%
251 - 300% 13 20.63%
More than 301% 25 39.68%
No SS for me (infinity) 6 9.52%
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Re: "Retirement expense" over "SS income"
Old 10-30-2006, 04:46 PM   #41
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Re: "Retirement expense" over "SS income"

Sam, I picked 'none' as I don't believe SS is sustainable for 30 years (that would put me just shy of 70).
In my opiniion, SS will either be privatized or the benifits will be watered down to very very little, or in the worst case, it will be liquidated.
So I don't plan on SS contributing anything. If I am wrong I will get a little bonus

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Re: "Retirement expense" over "SS income"
Old 10-30-2006, 04:59 PM   #42
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Re: "Retirement expense" over "SS income"

I understand your concern. But I don't see it that way. I'm confident that SS will be there for me as promised. I think the worst case (in my lifetime) is that benefit would be marginally reduced (no more than 10%).

But it's ok, if you're wrong, you'd wrong on the good side.


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