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Author: iamdb Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1492  
Subject: Re: over half of retirees plan poorly Date: 3/17/2005 1:49 PM
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The LA schools used to have a required course called senior problems, at least that's what it was called in my high school in the early 50's. One of the tasks was to pick a career of interest, determine what income might be expected, and make a budget. Being a smart little brat, I saw all you needed to do was imagine a career with sufficiently high salary expectations that budgetting would be a snap. Eventually it came true, but there were years when budgetting was not a snap, especially for a post doc living in the expensive Stanford area with my wife commuting daily to SF for training. I think a course in simple logic should be required as well. I often read arguments in which universal conclusions are drawn from particular premises.

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