With age comes wisdom

I remember my grandfather always saying to me that "you should always have 3 months expenses in cash put aside for emergencies"..now I know exactly what he meant...it all goes well until something like this virus pops up ....he raised his kids during the depression and most likely was taught that lesson back then...he has been gone a long time now...I wish he was still around to share more of his wisdom with me...


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My parents & grand parents

Mar 25, 2020 at 8:05pm

told me the same thing plus more, but i didn't listen very well at the time. Now that they are gone I sure do miss them & wish I would have listened better. Now my children / grand children don't want to hear much I've got to say ha ha ha ! " You never miss your water till the well runs dry."

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There still are plenty of people around

Mar 25, 2020 at 8:21pm

who were alive during those times.
The save & conserve & reuse tenets were big then and should be now too.

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You should...

Mar 25, 2020 at 10:36pm

stock away 2 years worth of living expenses.

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Mar 25, 2020 at 10:43pm

why didn't any of the airlines get your grandfather's message?

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Ask some others

Mar 25, 2020 at 10:51pm

Plenty of elders around especially in the west end. Get on a 6 Davie and you can talk to many

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Mar 26, 2020 at 10:14am

Yes, the economy is the same now as it was then to all that advice absolutely applies and anyone without 3 months savings is just a failed human.

Or wait, maybe there's been like 40+ years of raiding social safety nets and erosion in real wages such that we are making way less, carrying a way bigger share of the tax burden (because having rich people and corporations pay taxes is tres 1960s), and have far less job and housing security, with a way higher proportion of us living pay cheque to pay cheque in times with less possibility for economic mobility than Victorian England.

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@you should

Mar 26, 2020 at 12:14pm

Still so many idiots with their ultra-moronic advice.
How many folks out there do you think are capable of socking away 2 years of living expenses?
Answer: 0%

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