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Old 03-29-2019, 05:25 PM   #61
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Words to live by... We finally have time to get together with friends whenever we want to. One of my goals was to expand my social circle in order to include adults of all ages, so I won't end up as lonely as my Grandmother was when she died at 101. She outlived her husband, all of her friends, all of her kids but my Mom, and was past ready to meet her maker for her last several years.
Spin, I have met a few 100+ year olds and all of them have outlived family and friends. It happens a lot.

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Old 03-29-2019, 05:48 PM   #62
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Maybe related to Suzie Orman preaching - work until you are 70..
I went to the Las Vegas money show a few years ago and one of the famous ladies there who wrote books about how others should invest and prepare had apparently undergone some personal problems from the comments she made at the "pulpit". I got the distinct impression of bitterness that the planned financial life partner had made an exit suddenly and a long lived frail parent costs were impacting her (the daughter) drastically with things like long term care .

If I got clobbered with these things I might also recommend a huge nest egg not to impoverish my kids if I required care and had no partner to lean on. Really don't remember who the speaker was and mean no disrespect to her and my impressions may not have been correct.

Recently heard a talk about age bands and help required and they had rules of thumb.

Was suggested in 80s many need some help and some cognitive slowing by 90's lots of help.. Your mileage may vary : )

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Old 03-29-2019, 05:52 PM   #63
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:46 PM   #64
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:38 PM   #66
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Spin, I have met a few 100+ year olds and all of them have outlived family and friends. It happens a lot.
aja, I know. My great GM lived to 101 also, and my mom is 82 now and going strong. I stay active like she does, so I might live for quite some time.

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