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For retirement, I am banking on:

by chacham (Prior)
on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:08 UTC ( #1104030=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on For retirement, I am banking on:

My savings account
[bar] 8/3%
My retirement account
[bar] 35/15%
My investments
[bar] 19/8%
Social Security
[bar] 20/9%
Winning the lottery
[bar] 33/14%
A Post-scarcity economy
[bar] 12/5%
Retirement?! You'll have to pull the keyboard from my cold, dead hands
[bar] 77/33%
I'm independently wealthy
[bar] 9/4%
Other
[bar] 17/7%
230 total votes
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Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by AnomalousMonk (Chancellor) on Oct 16, 2014 at 15:06 UTC

    All the logic bombs I've left in the code I've written over the last few decades.

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Oct 18, 2014 at 03:00 UTC
    My Retirement Plan is my four children. I plan move in with the oldest one and stay for 18 months; then move in with the second oldest for 18 months; then the third followed by the fourth. By then the eldest will have forgotten how difficult a room-mate I can be (it has been five and 1/2 years) and he will welcome me with open arms and nominal room & board.

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

      Well, that worked for my grandma ... "quality" babysitting service :)

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by bangers (Pilgrim) on Oct 16, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
    Not amusing, but I'm going to have to work until I have so few years of life left that I won't need much in the way of savings. Also known as: Work 'till you drop.
      "Hire 'em young; use 'em up; throw 'em out."

      T'was the personnel practice of a major wire service 30+ years ago.

      Today: 'Soylent Green' anyone?


      ++$anecdote ne $data


        Sadly, is now the practice of many companies. That and off-shoring the work and/or hiring cheap H1B workers.

      High five :(

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by LanX (Bishop) on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:13 UTC
    I'm specializing in new COBOL ;)

    Cheers Rolf

    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Oct 18, 2014 at 08:54 UTC
    Learning how to eat less, and live in a tent. :-)
      Wookiees need tents? O.O

      Cheers Rolf

      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by sweetblood (Prior) on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
    An Early Passing

    Sweetblood

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by GotToBTru (Prior) on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:40 UTC

    I will rely on the generosity of my 4 children. They already know this.

    1 Peter 4:10
Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:37 UTC
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Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by LanX (Bishop) on Oct 19, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by jmlynesjr (Hermit) on Oct 20, 2014 at 17:29 UTC

    Great question. Would like to say all of the above, but it's looking like 1) a younger working wife 2) 401K 3) social security 4) 1st husband's pension 5) paid off house and 6) bad genes.

    James

    There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by chacham (Prior) on Oct 19, 2014 at 03:36 UTC

    I really have no idea. I tell myself that (with all the options) something ought to work out. Between that and ever changing politics, taxes, and services, i'm not even sure how much a plan would help.

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by wjw (Priest) on Oct 19, 2014 at 05:05 UTC

    My farm... (God help me!)

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...otherwise, the problem is not a problem, it is a facct

      Three family farmers meet at the diner for coffee on a cold winter morning. The conversation wanders on until a kibitzer asks them to tell what they'd do if they won the lottery.

      Farmer One ponders; then announces he'd go to Florida or California... "and take my Grandkids to Disneyland."

      The others nod and Farmer Two speaks up: "Well, my idea is for just the wife and me: a cruise around the world on the fanciest boat we can find."

      One mutters an acknowledgement; Three clears his throat.

      "Those are right interesting, but I 'spect I'll just keep right on farmin' 'till I go broke."




      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes. Juvenal, Satires

        The version I heard was not quite as good. Went something like; Having won the lottery, a life-long farmer was asked what he would do with all the money he won. "Keep on farming 'til it's gone." was his reply.

        Yup, I reckon so...

        ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

        Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...

        A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...otherwise, the problem is not a problem, it is simply an inconvenient fact

      My farm

      You do have a license for the marijuana, right? :)

Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by barrd (Abbot) on Oct 17, 2014 at 07:29 UTC
    Jodrell Bank ;)
Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:42 UTC
    I don't do banking
Re: For retirement, I am banking on:
by chacham (Prior) on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:05 UTC

    Hmm....if i already won the lottery, which option do i choose? "Winning the lottery" or "I'm independently wealthy."

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