You got caught being a disingenuous A-hole, Don't try to make a discussion out of it.
I know you need to bastardize reality to keep your delusions alive but I didn't question Maui's math... I QUESTIONED THE ASSUMPTIONS THAT WENT INTO HIS MATH. And clearly the two main inputs... his 7% average doesn't hold up in every 40 year period. And more ridiculous was his claim someone 40 years ago could have easily socked away $8000 a year. I was doing well back then and my/employer SS contributions were around 1/10 Maui's assumptions. So if he can't make a point without gross distortions... HE HASN'T MADE A POINT... and therefore his claim he could be worth 1.5 or 1.7 million getting $75k a year is pure bullshit. Gettin' in yet Einstein?
You can answer your own question. I'll assume it was rhetorical.
You can't have it both ways Cap... though I'm sure you want to. You can't claim there may have been a 7% yield average over the LAST 40 years and pretend that proves Maui correct without also seeing the absurdity of his $8000 a year assumption over that same period. All I was doing was showing his assumptions were nonsense. And I ask again, what of those who start their retirement planning in 1992 where clearly there have NOT been 7% yields the past 20 years?