There is a kitchen magnet I have that boasts about drinking coffee: “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”
Yeah, it’s a similar feeling I have about retirement. I’ll retire when I’m dead.
When you are in your 20s, retirement, pensions, 401(k) and Social Security are a foreign language.
Saving for when I’m in my 60s? Pshaw! Go on!
At the time, that seemed very, very far away and retirement seemed like an elusive No Man’s Land.
Hell, I had an entire work life ahead of me.
Well, time marches on.
Rather, time has MARCHED on, and here I am at 53 and what is supposed to be retirement age is well within sight.
It might be in sight but my bank account has not kept up with the times, however.
In this episode of About Men Radio, the full posse talks about the prospect of retirement, how well (or ill) prepared we are for it, and what retirement could look like for each of us.
In the meantime, I keep looking at the word “retire” and I try to convince myself it means putting a new wheel on my car.