Originally Posted by packrat44
Shortly after starting a new job about 30 years ago I had ask a co-worker if she and her husband invested for their retirement. The answer was to the affirmative. She said every payday they took $20, drove to the state line of a nearby state and purchased power-ball lottery tickets. She was stone sober serious this was a viable retirement plan.
I used to have a neighbor who told me his retirement plan was to wait for his uncle to die since he was going to inherit the old fellow's collection of gold bullion coins. Seriously. The next year he moved back to Las Vegas. A most appropriate choice of a hometown for him, IMHO.