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Subject:  Re: Stressful retirement for the top 0.5% ($5 MM Date:  11/17/2013  8:50 PM
Author:  culcha Number:  73762 of 75335

I wish I had spent more and saved less for retirement.

I can agree with the second half of that -- saving less for retirement. The money (stock investments, etc.) was all too liquid and too easy for DW to go through and zero out.

But the first half -- the idea of spending more -- is, for me, not entirely attractive. I mean, spending more would have resulted in lots of things (like memories) that can't be zeroed out -- and that's good. But I realize now, in retrospect, that it would have been far better to buy things that were really illiquid and could not easily be zeroed out -- things like expensive real estate and art objects (rather than stocks).

culcha
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