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Old 12-19-2016, 04:23 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Half my graduating class is dead and we haven't even hit our 40th class reunion. Lots of bad health and life decisions.
How big was your class?
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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How big was your class?
Very small. 55 people.
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Do not be so sure of anything. The vast majority of women on both sides of my late wife's family lived well into their 90's. She died at age 75 and her 98 year old mother is still alive. I am 74 and very few males on both sides of my family lived to be my age.

We both beat the family odds but in different ways.
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Old 12-21-2016, 12:39 AM
 
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No plans to commit suicide but there's something morbid I find to outlive your whole graduating class, your siblings, and your friends. Even if you have kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, to have everyone that you shared history with when you were young die off is disturbing IMO.

I think the majority of seniors are fooled by how healthy everyone is because most of the ones who post here on CD tend to be on the healthier side mentally and probably physically.

I think 75-80 is a good number. Attending all those funerals is very depressing.
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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No plans to commit suicide but there's something morbid I find to outlive your whole graduating class, your siblings, and your friends. Even if you have kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, to have everyone that you shared history with when you were young die off is disturbing IMO.

I think the majority of seniors are fooled by how healthy everyone is because most of the ones who post here on CD tend to be on the healthier side mentally and probably physically.

I think 75-80 is a good number. Attending all those funerals is very depressing.
It's good number ... for someone with a gambling mentality who is betting on dying early. For everyone else, it's likely to lead to poverty at the worst possible time ... one's final few years.
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:47 AM
 
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No plans to commit suicide but there's something morbid I find to outlive your whole graduating class, your siblings, and your friends. Even if you have kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, to have everyone that you shared history with when you were young die off is disturbing IMO.

I think the majority of seniors are fooled by how healthy everyone is because most of the ones who post here on CD tend to be on the healthier side mentally and probably physically.

I think 75-80 is a good number. Attending all those funerals is very depressing.
You have a point about the posters here on the retirement forum. Probably in better health than the average bear - physically and mentally.

The people I associate with, follow the calendar with doctor appointments - husband and wife.

This whole year for me has been like a medical shuttle - one sickly person after another.

A big problem for our area is obesity. I see pictures of families this time of year and all are overweight - some to the extreme. And youngish too. A wedding picture - everyone is bulging at the seams.

Feeding babies/kids all kinds of junk.

And no one is really happy - all sorts of tragedies and drama surround them - sheesh! I guess I come here to get away from it all = lol!
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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The idea behind planning to 90 or 95 is not that you will live that long .

the idea is that statistically it bumps up your success rate if you are not at 100% .

the combination of the portfolio stress testing for at least a 90% success rate , the fact you will statistically not live to 90 and human intervention as far as spending patterns all bring up your success rate higher than just the stress testing alone imply's
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:52 AM
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Very small. 55 people.
Very odd.
I am going to looking at the 50th in 2018. 600 in class.
I don't think more than 50 has passed, although a few that I know have health issues. Including me.

I wonder what factors make your HS class different.?
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Very odd.
I am going to looking at the 50th in 2018. 600 in class.
I don't think more than 50 has passed, although a few that I know have health issues. Including me.

I wonder what factors make your HS class different.?
The three that died this year were due to cancer, heart attack and complications due to AIDS. There have been other heart attacks, more cancer, complications of diabetes and a couple of overdoses.
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