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by the time I retire (in 20 years or so ), my medical expenses will be thousands per month !

Why do you think your medical expenses will be "thousands per month"?

Do you have some medical condition? If so, you will need to do some special planning to take care of that situation in retirement. It could even include changing jobs to one that will include medical insurance in retirement, or setting aside extra funds to cover your special situation.

Are you simply projecting current medical expense inflation out for the next 20 years? If so, I suspect you are being a bit too conservative. Medical inflation can continue at it's accelerated pace for a few more years, but things will just plain blow up if it continues unabated for the next 20 years. My guesses in that situation would include socialized medicine (a la Canada or parts of Europe), severely limited insurance coverage, or (gasp!!) price controls.

Just my thoughts on the matter.

--Peter
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