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comment by ArtemusBlank

My God. These people need lives and jobs probably.

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kleinbl00  ·  948 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Might already have been.

    The average monthly Social Security payment this year is $1,404. That figure accounts for the 2% cost-of-living increase that recipients were given for 2018. Now when we multiply that number over 12 months, we arrive at an annual income of just $16,848.

    Let's stop for a minute and process that. It's estimated that the average healthy 65-year-old today will spend an estimated $200,000 on healthcare over the course of retirement. If we assume a 25-year retirement, that's $8,000 a year, which means that anyone aiming to exist on Social Security alone would essentially be left with a mere $737 a month to cover his or her remaining bills. And frankly, that's just not going to happen.

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PTR  ·  948 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My dad tried talking to me recently about how the gig economy is a positive. That millennials actually prefer a transitive lifestyle with work style/hours dictated on our terms. Couldn't convince him that we would also like job security, healthcare, and regular paychecks let alone retirement benefits, stock options, and flexwork at a 9-5. Like yeah, Pop, you want me driving for Uber and freelance web development while raising your grandkids? Cool.

Boomers are dicks, even the ones who should know better.

kleinbl00  ·  948 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bought this one yesterday:

I think the real issue is that the 'boomers in power care about as much about the 'boomers out of power as they care about everything else.

tacocat  ·  946 days ago  ·  link  ·  

OK, I screenshotted that. Let the wider hubski audience know how that book is please. I don't get enough opportunity to bitch about the baby boomers IRL because there's usually one in earshot to bitch right back about how ungrateful I am or whatever. So venting here about how awful they are is pretty awesome and I think a lot of other people agree and would like to know if that book is good.

kleinbl00  ·  946 days ago  ·  link  ·  

'k. I'll give it a review.

I've been burning through my Audible backlog (18 books out of 272 titles) which has included the first three books of the Barrayar series, which I read as a teenager and downloaded for my wife, but which I've forgotten how much I enjoy. But those take me about 2 days each. I'll move it to the front of the list.

ButterflyEffect  ·  948 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, their decisions are certainly speeding that process up for them.