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Old 10-04-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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When I was your age, yes, but I'm 55 now and that me is a complete stranger to me, now.

Just save for your retirement, and continue to live in a manner that keeps you well as you can be given your particular body, environment, and circumstances. Things will change and probably not according to your plans.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Think about it like this - when you are dead you won't know if you made the right decisions...because you're dead.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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When you hear on the news about healthy older folks all of a sudden being diagnosed with Cancer or something and dying before they even reach 70, do you ever wonder if the 'current system' is fitting for 'you'?

My goal is to retire at 50 (at the latest) and i'm saving accordingly.....but i'm considering my 'expiration date' to be at 85...which seems at times to be too optimistic!

i'm 30 now, healthy, never smoked, never drank......but yet, i worry that i may retire at 50, and only have a few years to live before dying.

It almost makes you want to save up and "retire" by 40, so that you have at least a couple of decades of retirement....
in other words, why work hard and save hard until 64, and then die "rich", when you can saved hard until 40 and die without having much. (you won't need the money when you're dead anyway)

anyone ever think that way?
It's all these damn "health screenings". They keep looking and looking and looking until they find something. Then they pump you full of drugs that have wicked side effects that need MORE drugs to counteract. Then, eventually, like the more than 100,000 people who die every year, either you have a bad reaction to your meds, or you go in for an unnecessary surgery and get staph from a filthy hospital, or the doctor totally messes up and you end up just dying from his incompetence.

Think about all the "older" people that you know who have died. How many of them had a condition that was "discovered" during a routine screening? Once the conventional medical system gets a hold of them, they're lucky if the last four years.

Best to stay out of them places, is my motto.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: New Orleans Louisiana
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Or as I have been told many times during my un-illustrious career....Just keep loading the wagon and don't worry about where it is going
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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20yrsinBranson: "Best to stay out of them places, is my motto."

You are, unfortunately, absolutely correct. One of the most dangerous things one can do is go into a health care facility.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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It's all these damn "health screenings". They keep looking and looking and looking until they find something. Then they pump you full of drugs that have wicked side effects that need MORE drugs to counteract. Then, eventually, like the more than 100,000 people who die every year, either you have a bad reaction to your meds, or you go in for an unnecessary surgery and get staph from a filthy hospital, or the doctor totally messes up and you end up just dying from his incompetence.

Think about all the "older" people that you know who have died. How many of them had a condition that was "discovered" during a routine screening? Once the conventional medical system gets a hold of them, they're lucky if the last four years.

Best to stay out of them places, is my motto.

20yrsinBranson
You must have crumy healthcare where you live. I hear of people living becvause they caught things before they went to far and others that never get checked aand are too far gone to help.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: southern california
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that has not been my experience the ones dead 4 years later were in lousy health when they filed for retirement. stay fit live long.
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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[B]find a girlfriend.
[/b]save and invest some money.


hth
those two wont work together.....
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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You must have crumy healthcare where you live. I hear of people living becvause they caught things before they went to far and others that never get checked aand are too far gone to help.
Tex; Mild suggestion, check out the incidence of non-related, serious complications that folks experience when entering/receiving care in medical facilities. 20 Yrs in Branson makes a valid point backed up by hard data. Google "Incidence of unrelated medical complications", its interesting.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Enjoy today! Plan wisely but live in the "here and now." No one is guaranteed anything in life . . . that is the beauty of the journey. Every day is a gift - and even more precious b/c none of us know how many we will actually be alloted.
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