A chronic, expensive-to-treat medical condition can bankrupt even folks WITH health insurance.
I am broke.
We'll just print more money!
Goodness no, OP! I'm a millionaire and always will be.
Not really. I worry I've not been saving enough for retirement, however.
I probably will next year. My partner and I are retiring in May.
I have been, and I lived through it.
So I don't want it to happen again, but if it does, I'll survive.
"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose."
When you think about it, aren't alot of us one step out of poverty? BTW, r2, are you a cute guy? If so, would you like to make some money (*wink*)? I can't guarantee your ass will be quite the same afterwards..........
please define one step outta poverty
How else can three months' salary last forever?
Well, r10, I guess the definition is more of a subjective thing isn't it? Different things to different people, but I would say that if you don't have alot of money and you have to follow a strict budget that's one definition. I think in a broader sense we are somewhat at the mercy of the economy. I am thinking of the Great Depression as one historical example and while that likely won't happen again necessarily in the same way, I think the economic upheaval of the last 10 years is enough of a sobering "taste" of what things could be like in a scenario that could easily worsen. Have you heard of the fiscal cliff that is supposed to happen next year? That kind of stuff I find unsettling--google it and find out for yourself as this is too small a space to describe it even in a nutshell.