Well, here we are...in our fifties and we have not thought much about "Retirement," while working so hard to get all our kids through school and on with their great adventures in life! Now, it's our turn to plan for an Amazing Future! Our number one goal is to diversify our savings into unique categories, Real Estate, my new business to enjoy during the later years, as well as maintaining our life insurance policies. We are avoiding all mutual funds, because of their high fees. We will start a savings account with Charles Schwab in their S&P 500 Index Fund, which is what Warren Buffett loves!!! I have always imagined our lives as 4 acts in the play of life. I once asked my husband David, "What act do you think I am in at age 55?" He said, "You are in Act 1." His answer took years off my life! This type of thinking reminded me of a small village in Japan, which has an extraordinary large number of super- centenarians, people who live to be over 100 years of age. Their secret .... they don't believe they are old. And they walk by a large stone daily, just outside their village, which is carved with these words,
At Eighty your still a child,
And if at Ninety heaven calls,
say go away and come back when I am One-Hundred.
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