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Re: How much do you need for a comfortable retirement?

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Please stop referring to Soc. Sec. and Medicare as "entitlements".  These are things we have paid in to all our working lives.  Semantics will not change the FACT that we are owed our payments.  Why not address the real problem--that the representatives of our country changed the rules in the middle of the game by using the money we paid in for all the other things they wanted.  Such as huge raises for themselves and their own free health care.  

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1 think about $255,00 might be enough since i am 74 now.

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Enough to self insure for you and your spouse.

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1 million
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In the "everything is relative" category, after a conversation with friends, I looked on Realtor.com, for a 2 BR, 2 BA condo/co-op in Manhattan, in a newer building. At the lower end of the price range, I only found 1 listing not in Harlem .. in the east 20s. The price was $1.195 million, with monthly maintenance fee of $2,500! So much for moving back from the suburbs to a trending urban setting!


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Re: How much do you need for a comfortable retirement?

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2500.00
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1,000.000

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Re: How much do you need for a comfortable retirement?

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It takes more than $1,100/month just to pay my property tax! Add in basic utilities & TV, medical insurance, and it's almost $2,100. That doesn't include homeowners or auto insurance, or food!


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ae249992 wrote:

At  least $1500.00 a month. Maybe more. It is really hard to say, because you never know what  might happen that you might need more money for.


Where in the country are you thinking about that one can ilve for $1500 a month?  Does that assume a paid off house or something?

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At  least $1500.00 a month. Maybe more. It is really hard to say, because you never know what  might happen that you might need more money for.

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