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  •  Or you just decide you'll never have enough (4+ / 0-)
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    TPau, NY brit expat, mint julep, DawnN

    and lead your life "skating on thin ice," as the saying goes.  My pension helps, but since I started late and had to retire early (major medical problem), it's relatively small.  Still, it is something many many people no longer get at all, especially my son's generation.
    One way I save money on the high rent in NYC is to live collectively -- seems like lots more young people are doing it these days.  NYC also has some older buildings that have rent restrictions (cheap).  You either have to get one of those or move to Podunk, Kansas and then you can't find work.

    •  been trying to convince him of this, but I think (2+ / 0-)
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      mint julep, Geminijen

      that this is a class difference between us perhaps. I can cope with genteel poverty (I've spent a large part of my life living in it), but he is middle class (the child of doctors) and he cannot get past his fear of poverty.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 05:16:57 PM PDT

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