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    I don't think there is ever going to be much...

    I don't think there is ever going to be much travel if I plan to go with my boyfriend. Though, I'm low maintenance and want little most of the time anyway, sheesh I dream just of taking the train...
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    ok he seemed assured that someone at work told...

    ok he seemed assured that someone at work told him they get statements at the end of the year.
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    Well interest rates had to be cut 3 times to get...

    Well interest rates had to be cut 3 times to get this record Dow, getting pretty low now (not much room to maneuver the fed says). And more deficit spending too. In a so called good economy, well...
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    We finished "Beyond Growth" by Herman Daly (no...

    We finished "Beyond Growth" by Herman Daly (no great novelty, but I often read real basic foundational stuff). I attempted it before, but this time completed it. Required reading for citizens of...
  5. I think they often get dismissed because 1) they...

    I think they often get dismissed because 1) they are impossible to apply to one 2) extremely inconvenient. The later one can reckon with and think over, the former is just well it doesn't go...
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    I don't eat most of it but then I don't eat...

    I don't eat most of it but then I don't eat processed food if I can help it. I guess white people tacos sometimes, and sometimes I make my own tacos and they are probably pretty white!!! Meatloaf...
  7. To some extent any housing is good housing (well...

    To some extent any housing is good housing (well there are dilapidated places that make one question that of course).

    But this idea that houses have to be constantly remade (I don't mean...
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    Yea I do that or combination of that and their...

    Yea I do that or combination of that and their salad bar, or another high end grocery that's really only around here. It's an alternative to eating out for when I don't cook, so for that it's plenty...
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    The funny thing is that in addition to not being...

    The funny thing is that in addition to not being a boomer (just going to take her word), how little yppej even fits the stereotype of "ok boomers" on some glide path through life to anyone paying...
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    I don't plead innocent, not entirely, a lot more...

    I don't plead innocent, not entirely, a lot more should have been done in terms of activism and otherwise as well, but mostly activism (but Gen X really is by and large not particularly activist by...
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    they aren't even thinking, the right wing...

    they aren't even thinking, the right wing propaganda has eaten their brains :). Because who exactly do they think is going to be financially supporting their parents if there was no Social Security?...
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    I found out about the 401k, apparently I'm not...

    I found out about the 401k, apparently I'm not eligible for it until a period that corresponds to around 6 months of employment and then the option to enroll will magically appear on the website...
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    Hmm, didn't know these kids were getting much of...

    Hmm, didn't know these kids were getting much of their language from their Gen X parents, whatever never mind.

    Privileged seems to mean not homeless for the most part if suddenly now anyone and...
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    But are Boomers even who people think they are,...

    But are Boomers even who people think they are, the unemployed 50 something who couldn't get a job to save their life due to age discrimination etc. and I know them. Yes they might very well be...
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    I turn off the lights, at least whenever I...

    I turn off the lights, at least whenever I remember, forget sometimes. LED lights don't use NO electricity.

    This is a 1 bedroom, but still there are rooms I'm not in, and the lights need to go...
  16. Thread: Taxes

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    of course being that the working and non-working...

    of course being that the working and non-working population are probably overwhelmingly the EXACT SAME people at different times in life (sure there are exceptions, grown kids that never leave the...
  17. Thread: Taxes

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    it's not a bad plan, but income taxes might be...

    it's not a bad plan, but income taxes might be better, or a combination of both.
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    yea I get occasional communications even from an...

    yea I get occasional communications even from an old (needs to be rolled over in truth) 401k. But with bfs 401k, no communication ever, apparently has no website login or something with a brokerage...
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    In this day and age it's expecting way too much...

    In this day and age it's expecting way too much from employers.

    If I have a 401k, I can't figure out how to use it, and I suspect it may not really exist, but I'll pour through fine print maybe...
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    I'd stand to benefit greatly too, anyone who has...

    I'd stand to benefit greatly too, anyone who has ever worried about getting healthcare outside of a generous employer, and before age 65 would benefit greatly of course, not always short term in some...
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    I never had chickenpox (nor been vaccinated for...

    I never had chickenpox (nor been vaccinated for it) and this has been confirmed, so I think shingles is not possible, but I could get chickenpox. Is it the same vaccine? And worthwhile in that case?
  22. If there were age limits (which seems untested,...

    If there were age limits (which seems untested, don't think anywhere does that entirely), I can't imagine most people agreeing to them before at least 80, some might say 90. So 77 is unlikely to...
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    I don't need a billion, noone does. Now with a...

    I don't need a billion, noone does. Now with a smaller amount (millions not billions), I'd buy a house, i'd help my mom fix up her house (have the urge to help now but shouldn't probably, but tired...
  24. why bother looking at things that are actually...

    why bother looking at things that are actually proven to work to control costs when we can try things that have never been tried anywhere that sound good, like cutting off all healthcare over 75 or...
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    haha, yea much of it was pretty harsh, that's...

    haha, yea much of it was pretty harsh, that's being honest about it.

    - hang clothes to dry (yea but this apartment clothesline is funky smelling)
    - camping vacations and the occasional Motel 6...
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