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Old 02-22-2016, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The retirement board on City Data is full of people who made good decisions when they were younger and now have a wonderful retirement. Many of my fellow posters invested well, saved well and picked their career well. Now other than a few aches and pains they are living in heaven during retirement.

When I officially retire, it will be dismal because my wife and I squandered our money when we were young.

We invested in stocks vs. mutual funds/index funds. (These wild cards did poorly.)

We ate out way too much.

Spent a mint at Starbucks and the local bar

Tried to buy friendships by having the most beautiful home and clothes (I wanted to fit in with the in crowd)

Sent all our kids to private school and small liberal arts colleges

Never paid off our credit cards so ended up spending tons of money on interest.

I could go on and on.
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Anyone else like us here?
Well before they cut off your credit cards go out and buy a tent and pay for a PO Box.
There's your retirement

 
Old 02-22-2016, 06:32 PM
 
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i am still not convinced that just conversation serious conversation or emigration aren't the same
Just Conversation is Retired Now.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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HappyTexan: I laughed at your response. I was not able to rep you but wanted to let you know I thought it was darned good.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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How old are you? From what I remember you telling us you are still young. This post doesn't sound true to your personal story.
You're thinking of the poster named 'serious conversation'

I know several couples who fit the profile that the OP lays out, even if s/he's a troll.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 07:08 PM
 
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troll?
You'll be getting a Fed Envelope from the league.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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J.C.

This is what you posted at another forum



I did not realize that a Community College could also be an expensive small liberal arts college ;-)

I don't think that there are many people here are like you!
Bella, I believe he was saying that his kid went to the cheaper public community college for the first two years (associate degree) and then went to a more expensive college for junior and senior years to get a bachelor's degree---actually a smart money-saving way to do it.
 
Old 02-23-2016, 12:15 AM
 
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Serious conversation is not Just conversation
True, but there's a school of thought that he's any one of a number of other monikers. Serious Conversation is 30 and unmarried.
 
Old 02-23-2016, 12:17 AM
 
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Just Conversation is Retired Now.
And Laid off.
 
Old 02-23-2016, 12:20 AM
 
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Well before they cut off your credit cards go out and buy a tent and pay for a PO Box.
There's your retirement
I could rep you, and did!
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