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Society has failed this person if they need a gofundme to retire
Now it is 75k, yesterday it was posted somewhere else with just 61k. Still a very disturbing post that a 91 years still had to work and couldn’t retire, because she had to live in a RV she had to pay off, because she was unable to afford rent and retirement.
Can we please stop running this story about how this person didn’t have enough money to retire and continue raising awareness that Ukraine needs $22,000,000,000 right now!
I have a bad feeling unless we sacrifice most the income in our twenties upward for retirement savings MANY of us are going to be in the same position.
That poor man has been working over 70 years. That’s longer then most people people live.
I don’t know. Happy that she can finally retire. But there isn’t much information in the article to allow us to blame society for her situation. There are a lot of great reasons for gofundme campaigns, but I don’t see why this would have been one of them. She had decades to sort out her life and apparently had a family that could have helped. Just hate it when people simply ask for money from others for lack of planning a retirement. Maybe there was a tragedy in her life and upended her retirement plans and that would have been fair, but it wasn’t mentioned
How can he retire on 75k?
Ah yes, GoFundMe, the American public retirement plan for the poor.
It’s better than the previous version I guess: scrape by for 70 years, eat cat food on Social Security, and either die on your feet at a shit job, or in a homeless encampment.
>“I’m used to working and I hate the thought of not working”
This is more disturbing to me than her not able to afford retirement. She’s been programmed to just work and only knows how to. So when it finally hits her that she wants to spend time with GG Grandchildren, she’s unable to peacefully. Living to work(aka slave) is not how is humans are supposed to live. We should be able to enjoy our own lives without fear of bills/society dragging us down.
Still not enough if she lives beyond 95. She could have 10 more years to go. This is why living an unhealthy lifestyle is a solid strategy for early retirement.
As a person who has lived in both the EU and the US, I think Americans are too numb to ever change. France raises their retirement age from 62 too 64 and the country is on fire. While stories like this one are commonplace in the US and y’all are too busy arguing about bathrooms or some other inconsequential shit to do anything.
50% of Americans don’t have ANY savings whatsoever. He’s not the only one.
The system works…
“Nobody wants to work anymore!”