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Vote: Live Now, or Save Later?


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In Saving More Vs. Living More, our Personal Finance Editor, Dan Kadlec explores the balance between saving and living.

In a recent article in The New York Times economist Laurence J. Kotlikoff stated that Americans are saving much more than they need, even going so far to say "There is a risk in saving too much," and adding, "You could end up squandering your youth rather than your money."

Professor Kadlec, while respecting Kotlikoff's unique vision, offers the view that a century's worth of financial and social safety nets are breaking down and future generations will have to rely on themselves to have enough for the years ahead.

So while this emotional tug-of-war isn't new to us, it's important that we discuss as it's one of those things in life that we can't fully escape and ultimately influences many of the decisions we make each day--especially when it comes to the tape. In the end, it's your money and your life. So we ask:

More to say? Sound off!

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