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Preventing Age 50+ Homelessness šŸ”

šŸ’„This discussion was created on Saturday - April 17, 2021šŸ’„

 

Prevention is cheaper, versus rescuing us after we have become homeless!

 

  • What measures you as one person can do to perhaps prevent your homelessness or another age 50+ person's homelessness?

 

  • Let us discuss this onging crisis šŸ™‚

 

šŸ’”MY PLAN TO HELP

I am encouraging the folks with extra $$$$ to spare to invest in building Tiny Cottages to rent to us in my location.

 

šŸ’”WHY I CARE

It took me being homeless July 2017 to August 2018 to care. Up to that season in my life, life was stable. It took being laid off 3 times in my 50's for reality to kick in. Lol, have no desire to be homeless agsin with me now living on Social Security alone. Yes, had to use my 401k in 2008 to pay off my brand new car. That was my 1st layoff after 9 awesome years with Harris Corporation, Melbourne, Florida. That started my unpredictible life journey, working wherever I could with no 401k.

 

šŸ’„WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOUšŸ’„

Do you have a homeless story to share? We would luv to hear it!!!

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šŸ”  Resources That Help the Homeless With Housing and Moreā€‹ (AARP Article)
 

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/your-home/info-2022/resouces-to-help-the-homeless.html

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šŸ”  1 comment (5/20/24)

 

[1] NOT every homeless person is an addict or a criminal or crazy.

 

[2] Some are people who are just like us who maybe lost a job or had medical bills that cleaned out their savings.

 

[3] So NEXT TIME you read about the homeless or see one, have some compassion.

 

Thank you,

Nicole  šŸ‘µ

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some are homeless due to natural causes; fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, abuse, forced out, thrown out, some are runaways from home....its always the worse to assume everyone is an addict, alcoholic, or whatever your tiny puney little mindful thoughts can assume.

Stay Healthy!!!

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Plan ahead with a 401, not in your 50's but in your 20's, my IRA's & 401's dropped significantly in 2022 when a certain administrations policies started kicking in. 

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10 comments (3/9/24) @Tempest332 , I grew up on BACKUPS = do not put ALL of your eggs in ONE basket. At age 66 THIS YEAR, I am "exploring" my optons JUST IN CASE my Medicare & Retirement Social Security goes bye-bye BEFORE I die. My daughter (only child) has OTHER options in place aside from her company's 401k. Hey, way too many SENIORS ended up on the streets when they had that huge "bust" several years ago. Cannot remember Company (I is old šŸ™„) but I was still working. The administrators left them penniless = no 401k funds. Some were already retired. Sad!!!

 

Nicole  šŸ‘µ

 


[*** @Tempest332 wrote:

Plan ahead with a 401, not in your 50's but in your 20's, my IRA's & 401's dropped significantly in 2022 when a certain administrations policies started kicking in. ***]


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I'm just saying, as they are letting 18+ join AARP, I know so many that have absolutely no savings or plans for retirement, & are in massive debt.  Yes, more than one basket, though something is better than nothing.  Stick with reputable funds. 

 

SSI, & Medicare aren't going anywhere soon no matter how reckless the government spends, but really can one live comfortably on just these government handouts?

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8 comments (3/10/24) @Tempest332 , yes, alot of people are living on ONLY Government Handouts (immigrants, illegals, refugees) in my area and Habitat for Humanity just built a house for a couple from Peru. BUT the ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION is "full" with Americans who got "laid off" when companies like General Electric CLOSED their doors after being here FOREVER. As far as AARP letting age 18+ join, okay - BUT I see their SITE being CHANGED and to heck to age 50+. Anyway, that is life...

 

Nicole  šŸ‘µ

 


[*** @Tempest332 wrote:

I'm just saying, as they are letting 18+ join AARP, I know so many

y that have absolutely no savings or plans for retirement, & are in massive debt.  Yes, more than one basket, though something is better than nothing.  Stick with reputable funds. 

 

SSI, & Medicare aren't going anywhere soon no matter how reckless the government spends, but really can one live comfortably on just these government handouts? ***]


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Guess I should leave "Habitat for Humanity" off my beneficiaries' then. šŸ¤”

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5 comments (3/11/24) @Tempest332 Some people are OKAY with them, I am NOT!!

 

Nicole  šŸ‘µ

 


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Guess I should leave "Habitat for Humanity" off my beneficiaries' then. šŸ¤” ***]


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I thought they were the last of the "honest" charities. There is a Habitat store here. I would had donated more to them, when cleaning the estate, but they were only open for a few hours a day 3 days a week. 

 

Meanwhile here's a couple of 50+ innovative women that were avoiding homelessness:

 

Weekday at Bernie's 

 

But they eventually got caught. 

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3 comments (3/11/24) @Tempest332 , they are HONEST!!! I just DO NOT believe in "foreigners" getting stuff from them BEFORE Americans. Too many of us, especially age 50+ who NEED HOUSING.

 

Nicole  šŸ‘µ

 


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I thought they were the last of the "honest" charities. There is a Habitat store here. I would had donated more to them, when cleaning the estate, but they were only open for a few hours a day 3 days a week. ***]


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Hello EVERYONE,

 

please keep the topic friendly and within the guidelines.

You can disagree, but maintain respect.

The subject is an important one for many and we must respect some have different opinions and solutions to others

 

Thanks everyone

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1 comment (3/8/24) Let us chat about the homeless issues in YOUR LOCATION!

 

At the moment I am living in BOTH Florida and Virginia.

 

Virginia had already banned sleeping on the street last year in my city.

 

NOW I see in the News Florida wants to do the same.

 

I totally AGREE as long as there are OPTIONS in place.

 

What happened in my suburb (Cave Spring, VA) was as they ran them from the city (Roanoke, VA) = they became OUR PROBLEM.  šŸ˜±

 

How about PREVENTION instead of waiting for folks to be EVICTED.

 

Florida is a "hot mess" and everyone seems to want to be in Sunny Florida.

 

Nicole  šŸ‘µ

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Never seen any "homelessness"  in my area till 2022 with folks living in bus shelters in the overnight hours.   

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Wednesday - July 14, 2021

 

Things are returning to whatever the <new normal> is for us all. Hope all is well with everyone. Stay safe and treasure the time you have with loved ones. A home is not only about the building. It is about the luv we find there. Let us do what we can to encourage <Affordable Housing for Age 50+>. Getting old and homeless is not the way for our aging population! šŸ˜±

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Hi @GailL1 yes, we know about this property. Thanks.

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@GailL1 wrote:

Good to know - good luck on your search.

 


šŸ’„Thanks @GailL1 šŸ˜šŸ’„

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