For many years, I have joked that, according to my financial planner, I’ll be able to retire about four years after I’m dead. As it turns out, that’s not funny to a lot of people…the Trophy Wife included. However, the fact of the matter is that many people…my peers, in particular…are finding the concept of retirement to be daunting. Real life did a number on many of us…especially those who survived (?) the financial debacle known as 2008. Prior to that, many were living the good life and (hopefully) socking away the dough. Now, at this time, I see so many friends and peers scraping by, trying to adjust and adapt…and dare I say “survive”.
Oh sorry…were you expecting a cheerful post? From me? You must be new here.
As it turns out, we were simply born too early. There’s a movement now called “FIRE”…Financial Independence, Retire Early. This is a thought process adopted by a sub-sect of those overly smug and pesky millennials who share a goal of retirement in their thirties. That’s referring to their age…not the 2030 decade.
Having read more about them recently in this article in The Hustle* makes me want to make sure that my kids have read up on this, and also makes me realize that these are the people who will no doubt own the property where my nursing home is situated.
It’s possible that this is all beyond me at this point. Save yourselves: it’s not too late for you. And please make sure my room faces the water.
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