Manage finances for old age: boot camp for the bonus years

Manage finances for old age: boot camp for the bonus years
How To Be Old

 
 
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“Manage finances for old age” was the fourth task in my boot camp for the bonus years. I was 75 and likely to live to 98 — would my retirement savings last that long? I had no idea. Google retirement planning and it’s all about managing finances. Money is certainly not the only thing you need to manage for your old age, but my wilful ignorance about investments had to change. I really, really didn’t want to listen to a financial adviser! Yet now, with a realistic budget and a sound financial plan, I know where I stand. Two poems and a quiet chat about managing finances for old age.

Drawing of a barefoot girl with pocket money in one hand and a basket of eggs in the other

In the 1940s it was easy to manage my finances

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