Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Retirement Assets Down Life Expectancy Up Suicides On The Rise

The news from the CDC on life expectancy is another increase
Almost 79 years before last rites to be expected from a priest
The bad news is that most people have not saved enough
Living on Social Security only will be for many very tough
Living longer than one’s assets will not be a pretty sight
Many in their 70’s will have trouble sleeping at night
The other news should be a cause for grave excuse the pun concern
Nine of the top ten causes of death are in decline save the tenth in an upturn
Suicides are on the rise a sign of continuing economic worry and despair
Just look at the bus benches or parks to see the hopeless and the homeless in a world that does not seem to care.
© October 8, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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