20 things you should sell when you retire.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by GVDobler, Jan 8, 2022.

  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Nothing to see, my mind saw that little bit as a ploy from someone looking for, more liquid funds, more easily tracked. That’s how My mind sees an article like that. The hoops I had to jump through to get my mom on were silly and the way I had to report her assets. The only reason they didn’t confiscate all the furniture that she used was that she lived with me. My house is my stuff, not hers. They wanted to know every little thing and O see suggestions for people getting older to sell stuff and put it in a bank just some Unseen power trying to get more of an individual's assets liquid for tracking. The part about funny how a mind works were referring g to me and how I perceive garbage like that suggestion to seek your stuff. Not asking for you to agree or disagree or argue just my perspective on it. I am told in my state they can go back 9 years to look at her finances before Medicare Medicaid can be used. She has to be completely broke before it is allowed.
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  2. I remember that.
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  3. Its not my intent to agree or disagree.

    Had only asked how you got there, based on your phrase. All fine.
    After a day or two I barely remember the topic!

    Nursing Homes & Assisted Living isn’t inherently altruistic.
    Which we both know. How does it change & to what?

    And what will you sell to retire?
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  4. KaHOnas

    KaHOnas Electromatic

    I can't begin to explain how much this bothers me. So many reasons...
  5. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
    Agreed. A drummer, no doubt! Those kits take up a lot of room :D:D
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  6. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    First thing to sell would be your skateboard... Don't want to break a hip
  7. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    I think it will be too late to sell the kids. They will all be grown ups by the time i retire. And no one wants to buy an adult. Probably not even legal.
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  8. LeSainte

    LeSainte Gretschie

    Oct 4, 2021
    New York
    I'm going to share the unpopular opinion on their behalf.

    I honestly have to agree. Unless it has some sort of value beyond being played (Sentimental or collection,) it really does make sense to get rid of what you don't use.

    I don't think I'd ever take an instrument to the pawn shop though.
  9. All Thumbs

    All Thumbs Gretschie

    Dec 20, 2020
    If my heirs want to sell off my music gear when I'm dead, that's fine. Drums, bass, keyboard, guitars, amps, I'm not selling any of it.
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Every place I've ever been had some variant of this. We had the Penny Saver. Peggy Hill writes for the Arlen Shopper.
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  11. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Yup , had that too
  12. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    With todays inflation, certain brand guitars will likely hold better value than leaving $$$ in the bank. Some of the used guitars I’ve sold in the last decade sell for 1/4 to 1/3 more today. Still, I wouldn’t see any need to sell unless retirement income isn’t cutting it.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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