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Subject:  Re: How much is enough? Date:  1/6/2011  7:10 PM
Author:  madbrain Number:  68113 of 94947

Goofyhoofy,

How long before retirement did you pay off your house ? Housing debt is hopefully one expense that should disappear in retirement.

I agree with you that most other expenses are only likely to go up, especially considering higher healthcare costs.

If there are no heirs, a reverse mortgage against the house might be considered as a source of income especially after one partner dies and half the social security income disappears.
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