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4 cheers for socialised medicine! I wouldn't have had to pay any of the above if it happened to me here.Originally posted by Saxy Buff:
Yeah, serious illnesses and car wrecks are expensive. When my father in law was in a serious accident, they used up supplies from three ambulances to try and stabilize him for the ride in the life flight copter. Each ambulance charged about $100,000 worth of expenses, and the life flight copter was really expensive. Not to mention the charges for being in neurological ICU for three weeks and then a rehab center for two months. The costs were amazing! I had no idea how much they charged for those kinds of extensive stays or surgeries. I am certain that OT can relate.
In fact, my FIL just had another piece of glass removed from his wrist, 3 1/2 years after the accident. Amazing no?
In investment, return potential is directly proportional to risk, and the stock market is traditionally considered a volatile investment. In my experience, private individuals are counselled to not invest in the stock market without sufficient liquidity to ride out a loss(if I recall correctly, that is something like 200% of the amount invested - I may be wrong). That means money in a savings account, not tied up in anything else.Originally posted by piqaboo:
Bush promised in the SotU address to save peoples SS investments from being lost in a stockmarket downturn.
How does he plan to do that? That sounds like fairydust to me.
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