Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Growing Old

Had a sudden bout of panic recently about becoming old and poor.

A friend confided that she is on the inevitable brink of retirement but still needs an income. The organization has already informed her that there is no vacancy for her to be re-employed, so she has to look for other work.

What is she to do! We are all exhorted and reminded regularly to prepare for retirement, but with inflation and current financial commitments, nobody ever quite saves up enough for the 'golden years'. I've always been resigned to working beyond retirement, and it sent a chill down my back to realise that even this may not be an option. People do become old, retired and unemployed. No wonder there are so many geriatric cleaners around!

I had better take my retirement planning more seriously :( No point waiting until it is too late.

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