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Aug 3, 2022 05:56:20   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
I got an email about how to retire comfortably.

"If you have $500,000, send for this brochure..."

If I had half a million dollars, I wouldn't need a brochure to retire comfortably.

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Aug 3, 2022 06:16:59   #
gmontjr2350 Loc: Southern NJ
 


George

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Aug 3, 2022 06:38:53   #
anotherview Loc: California
 
If you had $500,000 cash (invested) plus a respectable return on this investment plus a monthly Social Security check plus periodic withdrawals from a 401(k) plan, then, yes, you could retire comfortably, providing you lived in a low-rent dwelling (perhaps in Mexico). Etc.
jerryc41 wrote:
I got an email about how to retire comfortably.

"If you have $500,000, send for this brochure..."

If I had half a million dollars, I wouldn't need a brochure to retire comfortably.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:18:58   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
anotherview wrote:
If you had $500,000 cash (invested) plus a respectable return on this investment plus a monthly Social Security check plus periodic withdrawals from a 401(k) plan, then, yes, you could retire comfortably, providing you lived in a low-rent dwelling (perhaps in Mexico). Etc.

First one must define comfortably.....

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Aug 3, 2022 07:24:33   #
MrBob Loc: lookout Mtn. NE Alabama
 
anotherview wrote:
If you had $500,000 cash (invested) plus a respectable return on this investment plus a monthly Social Security check plus periodic withdrawals from a 401(k) plan, then, yes, you could retire comfortably, providing you lived in a low-rent dwelling (perhaps in Mexico). Etc.


Yes, but guess where your perspective is coming from... CALIFORNIA. NOT representative of rural America.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:28:22   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
anotherview wrote:
If you had $500,000 cash (invested) plus a respectable return on this investment plus a monthly Social Security check plus periodic withdrawals from a 401(k) plan, then, yes, you could retire comfortably, providing you lived in a low-rent dwelling (perhaps in Mexico). Etc.


I'm living comfortably now on my retirement allowance and Social Security. I can pay for heat and electric, pay my taxes, and put food on the table. "Comfortably" doesn't mean buying another mansion, a larger yacht, or a faster jet.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:28:39   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
MrBob wrote:
Yes, but guess where your perspective is coming from... CALIFORNIA. NOT representative of rural America.


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Aug 3, 2022 07:29:40   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Longshadow wrote:
First one must define comfortably.....


See above.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:30:24   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
jerryc41 wrote:
See above.


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Aug 3, 2022 07:34:49   #
anotherview Loc: California
 
I should've added income from a retirement program.
jerryc41 wrote:
I'm living comfortably now on my retirement allowance and Social Security. I can pay for heat and electric, pay my taxes, and put food on the table. "Comfortably" doesn't mean buying another mansion, a larger yacht, or a faster jet.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:38:36   #
anotherview Loc: California
 
Of course. It means having more than just the provision of basics like shelter, food, drink, energy, and so forth. One may wish to subscribe to the Internet as a step up from the basic.
Longshadow wrote:
First one must define comfortably.....

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Aug 3, 2022 07:45:15   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
anotherview wrote:
Of course. It means having more than just the provision of basics like shelter, food, drink, energy, and so forth. One may wish to subscribe to the Internet as a step up from the basic.

And it depends if one wants (needs?) a $750 camera or a $3,000 camera and a $600 computer or a $2,500 computer.

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Aug 3, 2022 07:55:01   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Longshadow wrote:
And it depends if one wants (needs?) a $750 camera or a $3,000 camera and a $600 computer or a $2,500 computer.


My needs go along with what I can afford. I'm not about to buy a Z9. I have no need for one, and I wouldn't be able to justify the price. I can justify the price of used and refurbished gear, though. I got a Z fc, two lenses, and a lens adapter for a fraction of what a Z9 would cost. My Honda Fit is perfect for me.

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Aug 3, 2022 08:05:08   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
jerryc41 wrote:
My needs go along with what I can afford. I'm not about to buy a Z9. I have no need for one, and I wouldn't be able to justify the price. I can justify the price of used and refurbished gear, though. I got a Z fc, two lenses, and a lens adapter for a fraction of what a Z9 would cost. My Honda Fit is perfect for me.

Some people's needs are great (as in large).

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Aug 3, 2022 09:09:22   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Longshadow wrote:
Some people's needs are great (as in large).


Or so they think.

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