…. just another word for nothing left to lose, huh?
Something few people know about me is that I am petrified of not having enough money when I retire. It scares me endless that I may be a burden on my children. I don’t want to be their problem.
Now, I am actually pretty old school. Even two divorces didn’t cure me…. I believe a man must be the provider and look after his wife and children. I know right? Who still does this? La la land.
Well, I guess the trick to this is to marry someone who views marriage similarly. My husband works long hours, he works hard and he takes pride in what he provides all of us with.
This does not mean we have extra to spare and I can become a stay at home Mom or Wife….. It means I work because I have obligations and responsibilities towards our children, our household and our future and eventually our retirement.
I work for a financial institution that administers pension and provident funds amongst other things, and my husband runs a team of financial advisors at a rival ha ha ha company so we both very aware of financial freedom in retirement.
I am thankful today that I have the job that I have that allows and encourages me to prepare for retirement. I am thankful that I have been able to increase my contribution ever so slightly but in the long run I trust it will pay off.
I am thankful that as a couple our vision is similar when it comes to retirement. I admit I have no desire to work until I am 60 and with my health issues that is highly unlikely, so it is important to do what we can NOW.
Btw, I have no intention of leaving my children an inheritance, just as I have never expected to be given one. I want to enjoy whatever I end up with when I am old. Take a cruise, fly somewhere exotic and LIVE!
Sorry kids. Get cracking. Sincerely, The Mom xxx
PS. Noid says if he was writing the blog today he would simply say he is thankful for fillet steak. 🙂
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