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Subject: Re: Credit card debt Date: 9/7/2012 12:34 PM
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So I'll instead conclude thusly: I don't think the knowledge of pricing, or lack thereof, at the time of the expense is a factor in looking at your successive balance sheets and determining if you've lived above or below your means during some period of time. You either have or you haven't, and whether the price of an expense was known or unknown when you incurred it has no bearing.

The idea that medical expenses, even extraordinary ones, can be unexpected is true, IMHO. That they can't be planned for, isn't. It's the same for purchasing almost any insurance. It's planning for things that may or may not happen but which you wish to plan for in any case.
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