dt: I would hate to rely on something that may or may not be there when I need it the most.At my former job works a man who is nationally involved in the bid to reform ("save") Social Security. He is non-partisan and very, very pragmatic about the situation (in addition to being an all-around brilliant finanancial mind).I was lucky enough to have a few conversations with him and relayed my fatalist view on SS, i.e. that i'm not expecting a dime.He told me that was a bit dramatic. I was wise to plan for other income and to not rely completely on SS. However, he said that, at worst, i can expect some Social Security. For my age, it will be about 65% of today's numbers, and i may have to wait until age 70 to get it. But it will be there, even if nothing changes for the better.That said...i, too, am not counting on it and will use it as "found money" in a sense. Even if i were to rely on it, it wouldn't be enough to live on. Enter the IRA!snippee (<-- contributing the max since 1902)
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