The R Word

work-retirement

For years retirement seems to be a long way away. Something you NEVER need to think about. Then all of a sudden you’re in your sixties. You still enjoy good health, but don’t quite have the energy you used to. Retirement is constantly on your mind because you don’t want to be too old to enjoy it.

All of those questions pop into your head.

“Do I have enough money?” being the biggest one!

Most folks don’t even save for retirement until they’re in their forties, if at all. Saving for retirement means admitting we’ll get old one day and none of us want to face that fact.

Let me tell you this, I’ve never thought about retirement so much as I have these past six months. Now, I believe I’m looking forward to it. Am I scared? Yes! I’ve brought in a pay check my whole life. What is it going to feel like when I don’t?

I have a pension, but will it last me until I die? What if something comes up that takes all of my money? There’s certainly a lot to consider.

There is also one other BIG thing to consider too. Death isn’t reversible so retire before it happens, and enjoy your golden years doing what you want to do!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dr B
    Jan 15, 2018 @ 01:22:18

    We planned for our retirement financially as soon as we married …… as students in the 60’s, finding that 35 years later we had achieved financial independence. So ….. we stopped working but found to our horror we’d be so focused on that single element that we had NO idea what to do with ourselves!

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  2. Dr B
    Jan 15, 2018 @ 09:26:04

    We found loads! It’s just that we hadn’t prepared. Creating and running an education charity in Nepal, travelling the world, touring our OWN country, joining a political party, writing …..

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