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Subject:  Re: The myth of the $1 million retirement Date:  4/24/2006  5:06 PM
Author:  Matt1344 Number:  51368 of 78166

"The alarmism may be a useful kick in the butt -- but it can also be discouraging, too."

Hi #29,

I'm hoping the article gives some folks the encouragement to start saving no matter how much it is. Kinda get the momentum shifted in another direction. I started late and amongst the first meager thoughts I used to motivate myself was, "Maybe I wouldn't be able to afford more than one last Big Mac, but that's better than nothing." It may be great to have lofty goals but it can also be self defeating. Both RetiredVermonter and I have told our stories here.

Even if only one person is motivated by this article I thought it was worth posting, because as you sa