"They usually have plenty of money left over then they depart this realm." That's my plan. I don't want to rush my departure from this fair realm, but I'm happy to have an estate to bequeath my worthy heirs when the time comes. I inherited almost half the value of that estate. The rest grew from my salary, my investments, and one amazing speculation that I never counted on. That growth happened even after covering living expenses, taxes, and inflation. Meanwhile, my capital helps Americans have jobs, just as investors did for me for thirty years.