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05-20-2014, 03:38 PM #1
j browsing Member
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Living with roommates when you're 25 is one thing. When you're 65, it's another story—but it's a reality for a growing number of older Americans.

Middle-class seniors and the growing wave of baby boomers behind them want to stay in their homes and communities as they grow old, but escalating costs of everything from food to medication to property taxes; battered retirement portfolios; and dwindling savings have today's older Americans looking to become ad hoc landlords or tenants, even if the practice sometimes is forbidden by zoning restrictionshttp://www.cnbc.com/id/101685593 what will it be like when you retire? blink.gif

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05-20-2014, 03:43 PM #2
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I have been afraid of that state all my life, now it is approaching hmm.gif

“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell
05-20-2014, 03:45 PM #3
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We may see a return to extended families living under one roof like it used to be as well. Desperate times, desperate measures.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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05-20-2014, 03:52 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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The last 50 years or so have been quite lucrative for most N Americans, large middle class (now they're just large) and we'll see the wealth dispersed to emerging economies where a home for one family is unheard of unless that family is upper percentile. It's inevitable.
05-20-2014, 05:48 PM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(05-20-2014, 03:38 PM)j browsing Wrote:  what will it be like when you retire? blink.gif

Very few 'retirees' I know are living solo these days. It's either combining resources with a family member or a friend. It solves several problems ~ financial, social, lonliness and also having help with the chores around a homestead.

It makes sense, actually and is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as the pool of candidates includes at least one person with whom you can co-exist. chuckle.gif



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