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Started by bossab2 on May 15, 2018 4:55:18 PM
Can you afford to keep living until your projected age of death ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44107940

Given the demise of the Final Salary ( index linked ) pension...

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airynothing - 15 May 2018 16:58:26 (#1 of 109)

10 easy, easy points.

And yes, thanks.

SheikYerbouti - 15 May 2018 16:59:04 (#2 of 109)

Poor old bossab, not dead yet.

Tadagee - 15 May 2018 16:59:30 (#3 of 109)

Still...

airynothing - 15 May 2018 17:02:02 (#4 of 109)

He must be. The NHS fucked up his case completely, don’t you know?

Tadagee - 15 May 2018 17:02:54 (#5 of 109)

Surely the vast sums of compensation he's guaranteed to get from his cast iron medical negligence case will keep him going.

FestinaLente - 15 May 2018 17:02:55 (#6 of 109)

Can you afford to keep living ...

Probably not. But I doubt it'll be as long as projected, considering the present state of international relations.

solomongursky - 15 May 2018 17:04:01 (#7 of 109)

You can tell how close to death you are by adding the % sign after your age.

invicta - 15 May 2018 17:06:31 (#8 of 109)

No, but I don't intend to. A one way trip to Switzerland costs about £10k, take that out of the pension pot, the remainder and the house will be a decent bequest to the kids, and that'll be that over and done with.

breakfast - 15 May 2018 17:07:43 (#9 of 109)

£10k to get to Switzerland. That's expensive.

invicta - 15 May 2018 17:10:22 (#10 of 109)

Well, there's a few expenses when you get there, and they like you to pay up front, what with being dead afterwards and all.

SheikYerbouti - 15 May 2018 17:11:33 (#11 of 109)

I wonder if it will become a mainstream thing, people offing themselves for practical rather than terminal illness reasons.

SheikYerbouti - 15 May 2018 17:12:33 (#12 of 109)

I have no philosophical objection to the idea, in fact I think its quite attractive, but once I'm riddled with tumours like the thread starter I'm aware I might feel differently.

helbel - 15 May 2018 17:13:05 (#13 of 109)

I have no idea. I'll let you know in twenty odd years when I can retire. I am however putting 20% of my salary into my pension and saving hard to pay off my mortgage early on the assumption I'm going to need to fund 30 years of retirement income and will not marry or inherit money in the meantime.

Plus there's the Switzerland option.

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2018 17:15:13 (#14 of 109)

How are we supposed to calculate the optimal age for self-offing?

SheikYerbouti - 15 May 2018 17:15:48 (#15 of 109)

I think it arrives when all the threads you start are railing against baby boomers and the NHS.

bossab2 - 15 May 2018 17:15:52 (#16 of 109)

It's either keep working - or Switzerland for me !

wonders how easy getting a job at 80 is...

helbel - 15 May 2018 17:15:53 (#17 of 109)

n+1 Rosy

invicta - 15 May 2018 17:17:09 (#18 of 109)

Whenever it feels right to you, Rosy. If it doesn't, then feel free to remain as long as you like.

Tadagee - 15 May 2018 17:23:03 (#19 of 109)

I don't think mortality quite works on the 'opt out at your convenience' model.

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2018 17:23:35 (#20 of 109)

I think it would be good to plan a bit further ahead instead of waiting until the impulse strikes, if it ever does.

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