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Old 10-13-2018, 02:28 PM
 
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I'm retired. I don't have 5M. Orman is a self-obsessed snob. There is no logic or common sense in her ridiculous claim.

 
Old 10-13-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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We could start the reform right now instead of waiting around for the government to do it. I'm not optimistic about any government reform plan. Our government has proven itself too corrupt.
How do we citizens start a reform?
 
Old 10-13-2018, 03:35 PM
 
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How do we citizens start a reform?
It starts with your own behavior. 70% of our health problems in America are lifestyle related. If you want to go beyond yourself, Dan Buettner's Blue Zones has an excellent template for what to do. He is trying to roll it out in many different locales:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so_1etvOJiw&t=10s
 
Old 10-13-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Music videos are fine but I have difficulty understanding spoken material due to the little, tinny speakers in my laptop. It would be nice to have a link to a written article. Thanks for trying. I'd love to do my share to reduce medical costs.
 
Old 10-13-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Let's say you have a modest paid for house somewhere in east TN. It's a low property tax state, so the fixed costs won't eat you alive. Modest cost of living all around.

A frugal couple with paid for homes and cars could easily make it on $3k/net month here. You could sustain that on a little over a million.
And you don't even need that million after factoring in SS. Half that is more than enough.

Let's be very conservative and say that the couple gets $2k a month combined in SS. They need to make up only $1k to get to an income of $3k. At a SWR of 3% (again, very conservative), all you need is $400,000.

Or, take it up a bit and say you need $4k a month, and half is covered by SS. All you need is $650,000 to make up the missing $2000.
 
Old 10-13-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Music videos are fine but I have difficulty understanding spoken material due to the little, tinny speakers in my laptop. It would be nice to have a link to a written article. Thanks for trying. I'd love to do my share to reduce medical costs.
That's because you are deaf from going clubbing too much
Seriously, just go to Walmart and buy some $10 earbuds to plug into your laptop. The sound is so much better than the speakers.
 
Old 10-13-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Music videos are fine but I have difficulty understanding spoken material due to the little, tinny speakers in my laptop. It would be nice to have a link to a written article. Thanks for trying. I'd love to do my share to reduce medical costs.
Couple options:
Amazon and Roku both offer YouTube on their devices so you can watch on a TV.
Run an HDMI to a TV.

I can't stand watching stuff on a laptop. Bad sound is a reason. Why and how people use a smartphone is beyond me.
 
Old 10-13-2018, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Suze Orman is another deluded celebrity as most are. Why we listen to such celebrities is of interest.
 
Old 10-13-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I can't stand watching stuff on a laptop. Bad sound is a reason. Why and how people use a smartphone is beyond me.
Same here. I love VEVO with the sound cranked. I don't listen to audible ebooks.
 
Old 10-13-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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Music videos are fine but I have difficulty understanding spoken material due to the little, tinny speakers in my laptop. It would be nice to have a link to a written article. Thanks for trying. I'd love to do my share to reduce medical costs.
You can get his books from Amazon or your local library:

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Zones-So...s=dan+buettner

Here's his web site which has a whole section of articles:

https://www.bluezones.com/dan-buettner/
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