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Joanie Ridnour-Skinner: Retirement postponed
Joanie Ridnour-Skinner: Retirement postponed
Joanie with her husband, Duane
Administrative specialist, 58, Pasadena, Md.

My in-laws are 80 years old and have never seen prices rising like this before. They live on a fixed income and have a little saved, but they also have lots of medical bills.

My husband and I were planning on retiring next year, but we have had to delay that for a few more years. We established a good life, but now we will have to sell the boat and home and purchase a smaller home.

We both continue to save money for our retirement years with an investment broker. However, that balance goes down every day. It is so hard to believe that food goes up 100% to 200% -- not just a few cents. I can't believe how much we have to spend for gas that we need in order to go to work.

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Last updated November 15 2009: 6:21 AM ET
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