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April 08, 2009 – Comments (5)

Micro economics works much better then macro economics in figuring out how much pension money is there, imho.

I have previously posted that I know most people don't realise it yet, but their pensions can only afford to pay them about half of what they are expecting they will get.

Well, Naked Capitalism has a post that is right in line with my numbers.  Macro economics creates fairytales.  Looking at it from an individual input and output simply says the numbers in the macro example are impossible, and that truth is coming out.

Soon everyone will know their pensions are not what they think they are. 

It will be interesting where people who think they paid for a pension (they did not or the money would be there) and people who are expected to pick up the tab for pensions that do not get pension battle it out.  I have no intentions of pay for someone else's pension and providing for my own retirement, and I think that is the sentiment of most that do not have these cushy, unrealistic retirement plans.  I do have a pension plan right now, but very, very late getting it so not much there.  Back in 2006 when I realised pensions were going to collapse I just threw away the idea of relying on pension at all.

That reminds me, I am eligible to take what I paid into pension from BC out and redirect it so I control it.  I need to do that this summer...  I suppose that is my next investment priority, gaining control of my money from a pension plan.

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#1) On April 08, 2009 at 12:57 PM, briyan (30.77) wrote:

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#2) On April 08, 2009 at 10:04 PM, Option1307 (29.73) wrote:

I think this is the link she was talking about, check it out, it's a good read...

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#3) On April 08, 2009 at 11:24 PM, rocksnot (28.93) wrote:

dwot, if you want to control that money, should you really wait for this summer?  There is a lot of money to be made between now and then...  And if it is anything like my experience, moving stuff like that ends up taking weeks or months anyway.

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#4) On April 09, 2009 at 12:56 AM, dwot (66.58) wrote:

rocksnot I just don't have time to figure out what I have to do move it until summer.

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#5) On April 09, 2009 at 11:19 AM, ByrneShill (76.58) wrote:

That reminds me, I am eligible to take what I paid into pension from BC out and redirect it so I control it.  I need to do that this summer

 

I wouldn't do that. When the pension plan comes short, the taxpayers is gonna be the one who'll bleed to bring the money. I might not be the most moral guy in the world, so I'd rather have someone else pay for my retirement than having to pay for someone else's.

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