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Do you expect to have enough money to retire comfortably at some point?

Poll Results: 7,164 votes    vote on this poll
58%
No.
 
29%
Yes.
 
12%
Other.
 

Please share your thoughts below.




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Tammy Natoli
Wednesday February 10, 2016, 9:21 AM


I'm hoping my husband did things right and we will be able to live well enough.

Natasha Salgado
Wednesday February 10, 2016, 7:10 AM


Hope so

Kathy Butler
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 9:01 PM


Saving money of one's own--yes--tell your children. Obviously, Americans do not "share" anymore, and the rich keep taking taking taking--most of the pot--leaving the poor to get poorer and poorer and poorer--to try and save out of what little they currently have. Best advice is lower your expectations and learn to live very frugally. You'll survive and be happier than a lot of people who have lots of "disposable" income. That's funny; the amount of food Americans deposit in the garbage can every night could feed a small country.....As a country, America could do better.

Janis K.
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 6:49 PM


Hope so

Clare O'Beara
Tuesday February 9, 2016, 11:56 AM


You cannot depend on a pension pot. They regularly get stolen or poorly invested. You need to have separate savings of your own, because you never know what the government may do to you. The main thing is to keep your debts low or gone, and reduce the energy use expenditure so by the time you retire life will cost you very little.

Kathy Butler
Monday February 8, 2016, 4:52 PM


There really is enough for everyone. And we do need to share. In fact, there's enough food in the world so that no one needs to go to bed hungry. I took care of a couple who were both millionaires--each of them--they collected their full Medicare share as well as social security which each had earned, but neither needed. It's a strange and lopsided world we live in these days....

Effra W.
Monday February 8, 2016, 5:49 AM


There's enough for all. We need to share.

Kathy Butler
Sunday February 7, 2016, 10:22 AM


I'm almost 70 and with my husband take care of my 94 year old mother. We live together in a little house, more of a cabin really, which needs a new roof we can't afford. I've lived frugally almost all of my life, putting aside money to go to college and to travel on a shoestring budget. But during my peak earning years I earned very little because I volunteered most of my time to helping others. I've spent two small pensions to get out of debt, which are now and ever shall be. That leaves only a small fixed income. Since I've learned to live frugally, it's almost acceptable to be so poor. But a new roof.....may just have to be a big blue tarp one day....

Barbara V.
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:30 AM


Yes

teresa h.
Tuesday February 2, 2016, 6:31 AM


As we get older things tend to up in price and I don't see anyway that I could retire comfortably.



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