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    How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    A completely hypothetical question. Assume that you someone offers you a deal that would pay you a yearly annuity of $X per year, every year, until you die. Your "payment" for this annuity is dying 5 years earlier than what you would if you did not agree to the deal. Your age of death is unknown.

    What is the minimum value of X that you would agree to this deal?

    I'm young (21), so barring any accidents, it's probably safe to assume that I have 60+ years of life left. Five years of life is a lot, but if I could ensure comfortable living for the rest of my life now, it might be worth it. I think I would make this deal if offered $250,000/yr or more.

    Also, assume the yearly payment increases with inflation.

    You?



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    5 years? Are you going into the Dollhouse?



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    invaluable. wouldn't do it no matter how much i was offered.



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    A cool million



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    If I knew I was going to live to 100 and could exchange it for 95 I'd do it in a second. Since that is an unknown I wouldn't do it for any amount. I may die in 5 years from today. I'd rather it not be today.



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    invaluable. wouldn't do it no matter how much i was offered.
    Agree - I wouldn't do it either.



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    when would they take it off. If it is 5 years gone when I am 80 then hell yeah. $1 million a year. If it was 5 years off of active life...no sale.


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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    I Might consider it for a $ amount around 1,000,000.

    ...We're talking Cyclone Fanatic cash right?



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    I'm a smoker, so let's assume that I would lose 5 years off of my expected life time (assuming I don't quit), causing me to lose a total of 10 years off the bat. However, say that I use the $$ to purchase a new pair of lungs and instead of losing 5 years, I have actually prolonged my life for 10 causing me to break-even and living the life I was meant too. X= $100,000 minimum and I could keep working, using the payments to keep Jude Law & Forrestt Whitaker off my back.



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    That's tough. 5 years at the end of your life, to have the money to enjoy life now when your young and healthy? I think I would probably sacrifice the last 5 years of my life for enough money to purchase a nice home, put enough away for my children's college and maybe enough to take some trips overseas. Whatever that money amount is, I guess I don't know...a million maybe? Who knows what quality of life the last 5 years of your life has in store, might as well take the money and enjoy it now while you are young, healthy and have a future to plan for.



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    I'd do it for a foot long Subway melt.... I'm really hungry right now, I missed breakfast, and dont have a chance to eat till 3...



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    I'd take like 100 Trillion and then use that money to find a way to make me live 5 years longer.



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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I'd take like 100 Trillion and then use that money to find a way to make me live 5 years longer.
    Or you could skip the money and just live the 5 years instead of wasting your life trying to find a way to make you live longer....


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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I'd take like 100 Trillion and then use that money to find a way to make me live 5 years longer.
    you suck at hypothetical questions.

    besides if you have a 100 trillion you could obviously have a time machine built to go back 5 years.

    or you could do 2 chics at the same time.


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    Re: How much is 5 years of life worth to you?

    since we know not the day nor the hour we will be called up, you have to assume that you are going to Die the minute you take the offer. So if you are willing to die today, right now, then you should put a will together before the deal is made saying were the money goes and ask for enough to make those in your will comfortable. That being said I don't think any amount of money would make my family comfortable that I died today or anytime thus, no deal in my book. But $1 Billion would probably help so if I had to choose an amount I'd stick it to the man.


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