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    I graduated college with no assets or investments whatsoever- I am determined that my kids will never be in a position like this.

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    It's nice if you can do it--so many finish college or other post secondary education with debt.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Well unfortunately my kids will graduate with college debt, but the upside is they will still have private retirement accounts, being a good 10 years ahead of their peers.

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    So Spell, the lesson here is--save up!
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    A bit late in his case- but not too late for many of us...

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    Never too late--but sometimes it would be better if you started sooner.
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    In his case I think it actually is too late. I do not think you can contribute to a private retirement account once you have started drawing down a public pension

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    Doesn't mean he can't do it some other way.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    It's going well, dB. I'm finally starting to feel better....Not so much run down by a freight train at the end of the day.....and the new jeans I just bought are two inches smaller in the waist. I'm in better shape than I've been for a year, and surprisingly, not having too much trouble getting up at 4:30AM. And, it's nice to know that when I decide I've had enough, I'll have that pleasure of retirement to look forward to.
    just curious, SC- if you are getting up at 4:30 what time do you need to go to sleep at night? 20.oo or 21.oo?

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    Yeah, I'm generally in bed by 8:30 or 9:00. Years ago, I could run on little or no sleep, but at my current age and state of health, I really need 8 hours sleep. It troubles me when I wake up early (at 3:00AM or 3.00AM) because I know it'll catch up to me by noon, and I'll struggle to stay awake until evening. It doesn't matter to me now that I'm on an early schedule because I don't have any social activities in the evening.....But, I still remember when I was doing band rehearsals till 11:00PM and getting up was really tough.
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