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> Maybe SS is like medicine, doesn't leave a good taste
> in the mouth, but it can help you. The last statement
> of a long term skeptic on finances, most people when
> it comes to taking care of themselves financially
> (routinely and for retirement) are lazy, immature,
> and a lot like the grasshopper in the old story.

> Maybe SS isn't so bad for people like that.

So a person who is an ant, who plans and scrimps and
saves for the future, should take care of the
grasshopper that doesn't? Didn't the grasshopper die
at the end of the parable during the cold, harsh
winter while the ant was warm, cozy, and well fed?
It seems like today we have this parable backwards.

Of course, then again, I think that "retirement" is
bad anyway. Studies have shown that if you quit
working, you die sooner. Personally I plan to work
after I "retire". I want to enjoy the wealth my
ant-like behavior has given me.

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