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What's the absolute lowest amount of annual expenses that you and your family could live on in retirement and still maintain your minimum comfort level? For this exercise, exclude health insurance premiums since there are too many variables in individual circumstances.

I'm single and I could live on as little as $4300 per year.

On that budget, I could have a car, live in a nice home, have a phone and internet access.

How could that be possible on so little money, you may ask? Because I would housesit. That means I wouldn't have to pay for any housing related expenses.

OK let's hear from others.

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