What does retirement look like to you?
There has been the perception in the past that when people retired, they would have the money and time to do the things they wanted to, such as travel, spend time golfing, etc. How do you see your "golden years" given the economic times today?
In one word "Scarey" I can not financially manage as well as I thought I shold be able to.
I am uniquely qualified to answer this question as I am currently and just recently retired. While we have 'enough', living on fixed and reduced income relative to the time when one is working, makes money tight. Here is a place to visit for one of several looks from my perspective
http://credence2.hubpages.com/hub/Retir … e-365-days
It's wonderful, Danette! When my husband died six years ago, I went into deep depression and was not able to work. I received disability from my employer for a year, but still not able to go work full-time after. I was in sales.. it was very stressful. So I quit! I don't have lots of money, only my late husband's pension and I work part-time whenever I feel like it. I don't have a big house, just a small apartment. I'm very good in budgeting so I am never without.
I had traveled the world when I was younger, had lived the fast life, had a wonderful marriage for 26 years, had loved and lost (lost for the most part). I am healthy (knock on wood), I eat healthy foods (most of the time anyway), I walk everyday, I take pictures and videos, visit my kids and cook Sunday brunch every other weekend.. they want Sunday brunch every week, but I have a life too! lol), sing karaoke, volunteer at the local animal shelter. I am busy enjoying life.
I hope I have another soulmate out there to enjoy life with, grow old together, walk hand and hand, dance in the rain. But, if not, I will still enjoy my golden years... I will still dance in the rain... nekkid!
At 37 years of age, and 23 years working full time I have saved exactly $0. I barely make enough to survive month to month, and I have no current potential for better earnings. So I guess my answer would be that I plan to die working.
by telltale 8 years ago
Is retirement hard for people who are used to working their whole life?Assuming you have enough money to last for the rest of your life, will you retire and just do gardening or what you like to do most?
by Don Bobbitt 3 years ago
So many people have horrid personalities while in a business environment, what with the pressures and competition, but when they retire, they actually seem lost until they find a more relaxed and complacent lifestyle. How do you think you will be react to the change in your world upon retirement?
by LAURENS WRIGHT 2 years ago
If the Social Security fund is running out, what are your plans for retirement ?The Social Security Fund is suppose to run out in 2030 and a reduction of 20 % in 2016.
by proton66 7 years ago
The word is, in 2022 retirement age will be 67; Is this better than 66?There is much controversy on whether or not to increase the retirement age. Some like the idea because by working longer, more money goes to the SSN acct. thus less money is needed to save for retirement. On top of that, the...
by countrywomen 9 years ago
We were just following the news recently where Jon Stewart accused Jim Kramer (and others in the media) for there part in the 401k losses. Both myself and to a great extent my husband's 401k was lost. Recently when we saw the AIG top executives giving bonuses to themselves from our hard...
by Cagsil 7 years ago
Hey Americans,Here is a lovely article for you.http://news.yahoo.com/coburn-proposes-9 … 45582.htmlDo what you want with what you read. Sounds like more trouble coming to me. And, no real answers for bettering America.Then again, what else is new from politicians.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|