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Subject:  Re: Next up, the Social Security decision Date:  10/30/2012  12:03 AM
Author:  alstroemeria Number:  46016 of 136001

If you need the funds

If we kept our savings under the mattress, we could self-fund our desired retirement income for a long time, but we'd need to take 5%--wouldn't want to do that for long. What if we need assisted living later and couldn't afford it because we depleted our savings? we "need" the funds? I don't know how to answer that except to say Yes...and No.
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