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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Good luck with that.

    "Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate."

    Majority of Americans don't have $500 in savings - Jan. 12, 2017
    Thanks obama, great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    No more grocery shopping, unless you are too poor to afford internet access.

    Imagine that.
    Local Libraries have internet access..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Thanks obama, great job.
    How is it Obama's fault that people don't save wisely??

    smh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    How is it Obama's fault that people don't save wisely??

    smh...

    It is lobama's economy that created a loss in net worth. (which INCLUDES savings).

    Bub by

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Good luck with that.

    "Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate."

    Majority of Americans don't have $500 in savings - Jan. 12, 2017
    Not to mention the incredible amount of credit card debt because of the "live for today" mentality, especially among younger people.

    I don't use traditional savings accounts any longer. The interest rates are too low. I keep at least $10K in an interest bearing checking/debit account for routine bills and as an emergency fund. Otherwise I use a variety of moderate to high yield investment accounts and reinvest income from my rental properties. My home and car are paid for.

    Also, I have become frugal in my day-to-day spending. I buy store brands whenever possible (they're just as good, sometimes better than name brands), I buy my meats at the supermarket instead of a butcher shop, bake my own bread and rolls, make my own sausages and I can pickled vegetables. And yet the quality of my life seems better then when I was making $100K+ annually in medicine. Life is less hectic and better. My only concern is for my health. It's not in the greatest shape. I can always go to the VA, but I'd rather not.

    My point is that people can no longer depend on government entitlements and employer based retirement and healthcare. They must save, invest wisely, spend wisely and take responsibility for their financial future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    How is it Obama's fault that people don't save wisely??

    smh...
    It's not. Securing one's financial future is a matter of personal responsibility, frugality and self discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Very good advice.

    I have already covered my retirement, now I just don't give a shit, its play time. When I do retire I will be on my boat and probably die in a storm somewhere but I will go out with two middle fingers held up.

    Preparation is key to everything.
    I wish you a long and safe retirement with many tropical sunsets over calm waters with warm breezes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    It's not. Securing one's financial future is a matter of personal responsibility, frugality and self discipline.

    Cheers,

    Bourne
    What have you done with the real Bourne?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    What have you done with the real Bourne?
    He lives under a bridge by the creek, wears a pointy hat, and eats cats and little children.

    Cheers,

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    Retirement savings for a young adult today seems like the least of their problems. They have to find a way to survive across 50, 60 years in an economy almost nobody is helping them predict, and their government is not forcing the New Wealth Makers to consider even a little bit the human needs of their workers.

    Bezos is not spending any time, trying to figure out how the workers he displaces with robots and drones avoid starving to death, and neither is anyone in DC, as far as I can see.

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