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Subject: Re: Younger Seniors Burning thru IRAs Date: 5/16/2013 11:49 PM
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You must be in really good shape physically. No way am I going to wait that long. My mom died at age 51 of stomach cancer. My dad died at age 65 of cardiomyopathy. Maternal grandmother died of breast cancer at age 51. Aunt Helen died at age 72 of Melanoma. Uncle Henry at age 75 of some kind of weird auto immune disease, and Uncle John at age 76 of a heart attack.

I'll be lucky to make it to age 70.

Art


I'm 20 to 25 pounds overweight[185 on 5"9" frame]. I lift weights twice a week & hike 4 or 5 miles on weekends & work around the house some. The negative is that prolly 25% of what I eat is crap & sometime I overindulge in alcohol. My mom died @ 72. She was grossly overweight. Pops lived til 82 when cancer took him. His brother lived to 92 & his father til 95.

The extra money for social security wouldn't improvement my life style. I'm doing what I want to do now. So social security will be like an annuity that kicks in @ 70. And there is the possibility that my financial smarts, such as they are, very well may wane as I age. I might nee the extra dough @ 70. And if I croak before 70; I will be contributing to lessening the national debt.<g>
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