I am so excited about my retirement plans, because I just confirmed how much Social Security I’ll be collecting when I “retire.” Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch. Abso-lutely nothing. Can you believe that? It’s because I got married so young, had kids shortly after and never took a job again. I simply haven’t worked enough qualifying hours […]
The thought of planning for retirement can be overwhelming and a bit scary, right? Let’s break it down, make it more understandable and have a party all at the same time! Join us for the #Genworth Twitter Party Tuesday, October 29 at 9pm eastern/8pm central. It’s not getting any easier to predict the future, or […]
Sometimes I see an elderly gentleman in public who reminds me of my dad in some way. It catches me off guard, and I find tears springing to my eyes. Some of you know (because I’ve written about it before) that my dad was stricken with polio as a high school freshman and completely paralyzed. He was kept alive solely by an iron lung.
Talking about death is morose and makes me feel uneasy, yet there’s something oddly comforting about preparing for it. I’m not setting a date or anything, mind you. I’m just making sure I’ll be tucked in “bed” exactly how I want to be tucked in. I was explaining my whole “prepare for death” plan to […]
I’ve been divorced for two years now, or is it three? I’m not sure, but it’s a good sign that I’ve lost track, right? Yeah foshozie. Sometimes it amazes me that I strode right into my future with no medical insurance, zero accumulated social security, absolutely no savings or retirement nest egg, and a blog as a […]
Every time my bones creak or pop or do something they didn’t do ten years ago, I can hear my kids’ voices in my head as they roll their eyes at their aging decrepit mother… –“Who’s gonna take care of her? I’m not doing it.” –“I’m not doing it either. Let’s just put her some […]