My Retirement Plans
All this talk about the demise of Social Security has made me think. I started to think about retirement plans and what I am going to do. I have no 401k, no rich husband, no poor husband, no stash of cash and nothing but my wits and good looks...something that along with $4.50 will buy me a latte at Starbucks.
So, what to do, what to do. I thought about some of my options and came up with three: Homelessness, Prison and a bamboo hut in Belize living off of Hub-pages. You think I'm kidding? Well, here are the proverbial pros and cons.
I thought about traveling the world and seeing all the places I've never seen, sleeping in the great outdoors, being accountable to no one and having more freedom than a person could shake a stick at. Sounds like a dream...this is the homeless option! There are definitely benefits to homelessness. There is no one to tell you when to get up, when to go to bed or what to do, you are free as a bird. The only problem with homelessness is that you are also free to starve or freeze to death. So I'm not too sure that this would be an ideal retirement plan. But, then nothing is perfect so let's look at my second alternative.
My second plan is Federal Prison. I know, I know you might say how awful and it is but let's look at the facts here; free medical care, free room and board, lots of companionship and you can even get a law degree. Now I thought I would look into federal prison because I've always heard of the term Club Fed for all the politicians who got sent up the river so to speak. I hear those prisons are pretty swanky so I thought if I am going to make this a retirement option I would definitely seek out the more accommodating surroundings. I also figured you really wouldn't have to do something too terribly bad to get put in a Federal Prison..something like holding up a Post Office or some other federal building...that should do it and if I happened to enjoy my surroundings should I come up for parole I would just tell them I would do it again. I think of everything! In any case this is definitely an option..who knows maybe I could try the free wheeling homeless retirement plan and then when I get tired of that go to plan B..Club Fed.
OK, my last but not least option otherwise known as Plan C is retiring on some tropical island in some bamboo hut while wiling away the hours writing hubs. I think this is a pretty good plan but there is only one problem....I'm not sure if those islands have internet access, and if they didn't it would throw a wrench into everything! The couple of bucks I make from Hub-pages would pay for my incidentals and I could enjoy the sand and surf with the best of them.
Whatever your retirement plans are I hope they do not include Social Security as we all know that probably won't be an option. You say you are depending on your 401k's? Well, last I heard the government was going to start dipping into that pot, yeah your pot, too. I think you'd better start making your plans like I have, and feel secure in knowing that security is an illusion anyway. All these plans we make and we might just get hit by bus tomorrow while crossing the street!
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