I spent the better part of last week at a retirement seminar. Now, I’m not old enough to retire (yet) but decided to take the seminar because I could, and as a way to start planning for the day when I don’t have to go to work any more.
I have learned so much this past week. At one point, I felt like my brain was going to explode. Taxes, Annuities, Working in Retirement, Making a Bucket List, Investing Now for Retirement Later, and the list goes on and on.
So, what did I learn?
(1) I will have enough money to retire when I reach the age of 92;
(2) I really need to start playing the lottery on a regular basis, as that money will be very helpful in my old age;
(3) I cannot list my dogs as “my survivors” on any of my beneficiary forms; and,
(4) talking to us about our health as we age and then making us sit in the most uncomfortable cramped seats ever invented and causing deep vein thrombosis is counter-productive.
I kept more normal hours this past week, and since Clover is so mental about her schedule being changed, both dogs spent the four days at doggie daycare, from 7:00am to 5:00pm. They are so exhausted from all of the activity — almost as tired as my brain from trying to absorb all of the retirement information.