Saturday, March 17, 2012

Is it possible?



I have reached an 'age' - the one where you start seriously thinking about retirement.  

Oh they tell you you should think about it in your 20's and 30's... but I didn't.  I sure as hell didn't.  I was too busy raising my kids - starting a career - then starting out on my own.  

I have always joked that I would be working till I was 100.......... it was funny when I was in my 40's and 50's.  Now - not so much.

 I read - somewhere on the net - that one should have 1,000,000$ saved for your retirement.  Yeah you read that right ..... ONE MILLION dollars.  I am not even close.

I have been crunching numbers.  I have signed up for a workshop on retirement (at work).  I have been juggling figures till my brain hurts.

It's all gonna work out though....... because I have W... and W has me... and we have plans.  Oh we don't have the hen that laid the golden egg.. we don't even have a golden egg.  BUT we have each other.. and together is the best place to be.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Retirement is wonderful... especially when you have someone to share it with. And you don't spend as much money ie... clothes for work, gas/car expenses and those 'little' extras you always buy for your classroom.
Loved the 'jungle' pictures.
Joyce

Sir said...

We don't even have the hen... but this is ok...

W

BlazngScarlet said...

Having each other is worth more than any IRA!

Orage said...

I do agree with Joyce! Just think you won't have to get up in the morning at whatever hour you're meant to.
And all the pleasures you've been denying yourself because of the call of the clock!
Browsing on the internet without an eye on the clock.....
Ha, ha, just think of it!
Money is'nt a problem, as Joyce said: I realised I didn't have so many clothes to buy, so many miles to drive...what a relief!