For some people making money doesn't come easy, sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes you get in your own way. Some people get married and have babies way to soon. Some people lack the motivation or life strategy. They weren't guided as a child to have a plan and work with what life throws their way. Some people want to make money with what ever their passion is. They just want to be happy doing what their doing making a living. People like me haven't figured out how to do that yet, so we sit in an office with no windows contemplating a way out. Dun dun duuuunnnn.....
In this story www.huffingtonpost.com the couples retirement were exotic birds that got stolen. Now what are they to do? They are already at retirement age.
If you go by what society or the government tells you to do, you'll go to college, work a corporate job, set up a 401K, saving account, Roth Ira and hope that all of that equals a million dollars or more when your ready to retire. If it doesn't amount then you keep working till it does or your screwed. One thing that is done automatically for you is Social Security. Ive been told not to rely on that because it will be depleted by the time I get to use it. Well all I have to say is that I have all my check stubs to prove that it came from my hard earned money. If they think they aren't going to give it back, I will throw the biggest bitch fit you've ever seen!
I've heard horrible stories about social security and one day I will be their horrible story. That is unless I have over a million dollars to retire on. HA! Can that be tomorrow please?
My dad asks what I will do once I retire? Well ill do what ever the heck I want. That is assuming I have all the money I want. There is a story: