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  •  We would last a month or two (2+ / 0-)
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    SteelerGrrl, FloridaSNMOM

    but only because we now can access my teeny-tiny IRA (under five figures) and because I have gov't benefits. If my husband lost one of his four part-time jobs he wouldn't be able to collect unemployment, either (because he has three more sources of income). He's going to be 60 this year. I pray that I get better and that his health remains strong over the next 6 years. Can't wait for him to be able to collect his SS and also continue to work without penalty. (I'm not exactly kidding, alas.)

    Savings? What is this thing called savings?

    It might be interesting to put up a poll with the choices being how long you could survive on your "savings." There is a WIDE range of incomes/assets on this site, some of which might be revealed by such a survey. The poll would have to start with the option--no time at all. So many of us live basically from paycheck to paycheck with no assets whatsoever.

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    by peregrine kate on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:33:30 PM PST

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