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
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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 4 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 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 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 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.
by MarieLB 3 years ago
Have you written down a plan for x years hence?We are here working for what? Have you thought where you will get you as a writer in say. . . .5 years time? Have you thought it through? What are you doing now that will get you there?They sound like many questions, but in reality it...
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