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Subject: Re: Stressful retirement for the top 0.5% ($5 MM Date: 11/18/2013 10:53 AM
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Gingko, i agree with you.
But thinking back... I can honestly say my SubZero didnt keep my vegetables any fresher than my whatzit refrigerator does now. I was no more snug or comfortable in my big house than i am in this little one. And the little one costs less to heat.

I do, by the way, live in the San Francisco bay area up here in wine country. We live on social security and a tiny pension. When i say tiny im not joking. So far we havent had to dip into our investments more than two or three thousand dollars a year in order to live. And that dipping is mostly to pay taxes and HMO fees on a house in WA we havent found a buyer for yet.

California has so much to offer i love it here. I cannot afford that huge house here but it doesnt matter. Id rather be here. And i have plenty of money to help others through my favorite charities.

The stories my friend tells who volunteers her time in food banks would give you pause. Elderly people desperate for food. No wonder i wonder what someone is spending 14k a month on. No wonder it sounds like such waste.

But you are correct. It is their money. But no matter how much they have, they can only wear one pair of shoes at a time, use one bathroom at a time.

I was never a wife who spent and spent and spent. So it is hard for me to understand someone who does. I love nice things. But i dont need more of them than i can use. I also dont go without anything. But i recognize greed and waste even as i can afford to be greedy and wasteful. But as greedy and wasteful as i know i can be i still cant figure out what i would be buying that would cost me 14k a month.

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