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Old 04-21-2021, 01:29 PM   #81
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+1. The author of VPW also suggests using your pension, SPIA, or something similar to cover your bare necessities. Thus, in terrible market returns, you won't have to literally tighten your belt, but you would likely have to live a more humble lifestyle.
I laughed. What does another notch in my belt have to do with stock market returns? Losing weight because I can't afford food?
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:28 PM   #82
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I laughed. What does another notch in my belt have to do with stock market returns? Losing weight because I can't afford food?
Yes, of course. Isn't that the exact fear of many, running out of money before death? I fail to see the humor.
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Yes, of course. Isn't that the exact fear of many, running out of money before death? I fail to see the humor.
I believe he was referring to your use of the word, "literally" which isn't used in the literal sense much these days.

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