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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2019, 09:58:50 AM »
NFFC:

How do the healthcare quality and access in NAM compare to the UK?
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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2019, 12:23:55 PM »
Quality is bordering on excellent at the right hospital, Singapore is world class and a 3 hour flight away.

Only contact I have had was pre-wedding. You need a compulsory "check you not crazy" visit with a doctor. We added on a bunch of blood tests, heart check, blood pressure, chest x-ray and lots more I can't remember. Was around 5 hours in total. $100.

The hospitals catering for the locals won't meet your needs. Had a friend whose wife gave birth, was 3 in a bed!

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2020, 12:42:50 PM »
Pricelist attached, hospital is like a 5 star hotel.

1 million VND about $43

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #49 on: January 03, 2020, 06:02:27 PM »
Nice that it is all listed with the price like that.  A major concern in the US is just figuring how much a visit/procedure will actually cost.

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2020, 06:17:50 PM »
Presidential suite... nice 43M VND
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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2020, 02:08:28 AM »
Nice that it is all listed with the price like that.  A major concern in the US is just figuring how much a visit/procedure will actually cost.

If hospitals in the US were required to post their prices, that would be a huge help just by doing that. In a country that sings the praises of the free market and competition all the time, there is no access to the information that would make a free market possible. Unless you think cartels are free markets (which from an extreme perspective, they are).

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2020, 08:06:29 AM »
Presidential suite... nice 43M VND

23 million

Half tidy too.


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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2020, 08:38:03 AM »
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23 million
oops.. a dyslexic reading numbers sideways.

Love the Chair! Bet it massages too.
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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
>Love the Chair! Bet it massages too.

Many homes have them, they crazy about the massage thing.

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2020, 12:01:31 PM »
We are heading for a pensions apartheid | Coronavirus pandemic | Al Jazeera
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/heading-pensions-apartheid-200401062821093.html

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2020, 02:44:21 PM »
"This is not the sort of thing they teach at school - but perhaps it should be."
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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2020, 02:48:17 PM »
IIRC, North Carolina schools were going to require a high school course in personal finance.  ....That was back when we had schools.

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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2020, 05:32:16 PM »
I thought i had a vague idea about my retirement until i read this thread, now i have a very vague idea!

Can't be sitting around fishing like the Brazilian guy in the story (a natural, philosophical thinker he is, don't know why i'm phrasing like Yoda), i like having projects, preferably money-making ones. But beyond hobbies, and travelling if i can, is pets or looking after animals on a larger scale. I don't even have savings so starvation will probably get me.
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Re: At what age do you want to retire?
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2020, 02:07:56 PM »
The flip side of low interest rates:

Do you really need $8 million saved up for retirement? - MarketWatch
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-you-really-need-8-million-saved-up-for-retirement-2020-09-11