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Old 03-18-2008, 12:14 PM   #21
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Sometimes I ask myself "why keep saving" when I see more and more ants getting their pockets picked to pay for the grasshopper's sloth and iresponsibility.

The more we see this, the less it pays to be an ant. And when enough people recognize that, we're screwed.

"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)

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Old 03-18-2008, 12:50 PM   #22
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We have been retired for about 2 years. I would say we 'still save', yet, we did just add a 61" TV and Surround system. However, it took me 2 years to part with the money and actually make the purchase.

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Originally Posted by Rustic23 View Post
We have been retired for about 2 years. I would say we 'still save', yet, we did just add a 61" TV and Surround system.
Now THAT'S my idea of a great way to save! Hope you enjoy it!

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However, it took me 2 years to part with the money and actually make the purchase.
Well, ok...

I'm just kidding around, but realistically that is what I plan to do as well. I plan to save for larger purchases, and so on, and then when I rebalance I will skim off the excess and re-invest. I do plan to live on less than 4%, most likely closer to 2%.

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