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by RecoveringDreamer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: life getting scarer.
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: life getting scarer.

What i find scary around here is the number of older folks having to take care of grandkids and great grandkids. Their own children going off on the wrong path Yesterday one lady was telling me about having to take in her niece and the children The niece will take off and leave her with the kids. D...
by RecoveringDreamer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: life getting scarer.
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: life getting scarer.

RD, you are doing great. You are far ahead of most working-age people. A 6% match plus 2% bonus to your 401k is excellent. Going forward, think about diversifying by contributing to a Roth IRA (if you qualify) instead of so much into the 401k. (Definitely put enough into the 401k to get that full m...
by RecoveringDreamer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: life getting scarer.
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: life getting scarer.

Dreamer, it sounds like you're doing quite well on saving for retirement. And you're young enough that your accounts have time to grow. Only thing I could suggest (and you may already be doing it) is that as you pay off debt, be sure to funnel some of that money into a more-liquid account. Jobs bei...
by RecoveringDreamer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: life getting scarer.
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: life getting scarer.

I'm in my 30s, but the reality of what I could be facing in the next 30 years is a little daunting. My coworker who hired in the same month I did always jokes that we will have to work 50 years before we can retire ("Only 48 years, 2 months, 5 days left to go!"). I am saving 9% of my pay into my 401...
by RecoveringDreamer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: How long were you with frugal living?
Replies: 79
Views: 8920

Re: How long were you with frugal living?

I started at the About.com forums in 2008 (1 year in to living on my own). I've been MIA for a bit due to my work load for the last couple of years, but try to pop in occasionally.
by RecoveringDreamer
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Making Money
Topic: Zazzle
Replies: 2
Views: 4153

Re: Zazzle

I've not even heard of them before (not surprising as I don't get out or "on" much). What is it? Do you have a link to share please? https://www.zazzle.com/ However, several months in, I'd say it isn't worth the effort. I've tried to share it around and still have had barely any views and no buys. ...