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Old 02-18-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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The same way I deal with someone who asks me how big my dick is.
People ask you that?
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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That would be my guess, as well. Someone trying to make ends meet may be wanting to pick your brain for tips or info that they may be able to use for themselves.
Yes, I think this is true for many. I understand curiosity, it's just the disappearance of manners that confounds me.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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People ask you that?
After 50 we men have to ask ourselves that question. We forget.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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The only times I have encountered it, is when one perceives something is out of whack age and/or lifestyle wise.

Once you turn 65, nobody seems to care.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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When you get to be a certain age, money and wealth become less important than the present and near future.
Indeed.

When you get to a certain age, money and wealth are less important than knowing where the closest restroom is.
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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People ask you that?
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After 50 we men have to ask ourselves that question. We forget.
Have you ever seen Monty Python's Life of Brian?

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Old 02-19-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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That would be my guess, as well. Someone trying to make ends meet may be wanting to pick your brain for tips or info that they may be able to use for themselves.
They may not have had a plan and were around others who didnít. They may well want to know what could have worked.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:58 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I've never had anyone ask me about money. It's a rude question like discussing religion or politics with people you don't know. But money is more off limits than almost anything else. Most people have done as well as they could. They worked, planned, saved, did their best. After they're retired, there isn't that much more they can do, so why would they be asking anyone about their money at this point?
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:21 AM
 
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i have never had anyone ask me about amounts of money in conversation . i have had them ask me for advice or what i invest in but nothing pertaining about amounts .

where appropriate i have never been shy about talking about numbers . in many forums like the early retirement forum actual numbers are discussed all the time . i have done articles for money magazine and fidelity investment magazine which splattered our financial information both in print and on the cnn website to millions of people . but we found no reason it had to be hush hush where it was appropriate to discuss personal finances.

when money magazine first asked us if they could do a feature article , my wife and i discussed it and our reaction was hell no .

then we thought about it and we could not come up with one valid reason why we shouldn't do the article . people discuss their wildest fantasy's and illicit affairs with strangers but heaven forbid someone knows anything about their money .


were we living a lifestyle lie and we did not want anyone to know ? no

were long lost relatives going to seek us out ? no

were our friends not going to be our friends ? no and most are wealthy themselves or if not they just don't care much about anyone else's money

was i going to get kidnapped and held for ransom ? highly unlikely , i am such high maintenance and needy they would pay to return me .

were charities going to call ? maybe

in the end we said , this is silly not doing the article , when we thought about the reasons for not displaying the info we had not one valid reason , so we did it .

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Old 02-20-2018, 04:31 AM
 
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A lot depends on how old you look and how familiar people are with you. We got it from service providers who saw our house realized we had free time in our schedule and the ability to pay.

Just got it from the supervisor of having two complete HVAC systems installed. Started when he asked the one guy if we had signed the financing forms. He was told they were just suppose to suppose to give us the packet. I explained there was no financing. It reached actual discussion when trying to schedule another day for them to come back and change something and I said we were open. He explained later he would probably be found dead in a crawl space. I have heard it before.

With so much talk about a retirement crisis and seniors on fixed income etc etc.

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