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Old 07-14-2016, 04:35 PM   #41
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A good friend of mine that was really smart developed it in her early 50's. A few years later she had to quit working. She stayed at home with her DH and went downhill slowly. It got so that we could only really talk about the past. But then her DH's cancer came back and was terminal and we had to put her in a home last Oct since he couldn't care for her anymore. She went downhill in a month. Now she can't carry on any kind of conversation and it not happy about where she lives. She can no longer bathe herself at age 64, etc. It is really sad. I am the only person she recognizes now.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:44 PM   #42
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Bite your tongue, whippersnapper!
Hey, that's only 9 years away for me, and we all know 9 years go by faster than a blink of an eye.

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I thought the age of 60 and 70 is so far away, but now every year goes by so fast, it's scary.

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All this talk and other threads about how we save and not spend makes me want to go out and spend more. The problem is the older we get, the less we care about "stuff", and eventually not even "experience". We just want more time, but all that money cannot buy us time.

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Actually, I think I do want to do that, up to a point anyway. Consider the alternatives....
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