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Subject:  Re: Attitude Question - SS Date:  3/18/2016  3:25 PM
Author:  ChiliChild Number:  79402 of 97373

I have never experienced people feeling they should get all their auto or home owners insurance premiums back. Certainly most people do not get their life insurance or health insurance premiums back.

What is different about social security?

We are trying to wait until we're 70 to apply for SS. Friends and family turn very serious and admonish us with: "What if you die before then? You won't get anything?" True. And our response is, "So what?" That money will stay in the pot for someone else to use. My parents died when they were each 56, so their benefits were never used by them.

My in-laws, however, have received far more in benefits than they ever put in. I understand this scenario is becoming more rare.

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