Covid-19, Emergency Preparedness, job loss, Retirement

Playing the ‘what if’ game if we lost our income.

It's no secret that it's a huge mess out there.  This health crisis has caused so much loss, both in life and security.  My heart breaks for all those who have lost loved ones.  We lost a very good friend, not from Coronavirus, but from not going to the hospital when an emergency surgery was… Continue reading Playing the ‘what if’ game if we lost our income.

Retirement, Retirement Journey, SAVINGS

The Stock Market Ups & Downs and My 5 Bucket Sources for Retirement.

Preparing for an 'earlier' retirement requires making sure our money lasts.  Having various 'buckets' of resources is how we won't lose our minds when the stock market takes a bit of a tumble. Before I begin, if you are worried about your money in the stockmarket, please watch this video.  You'll feel MUCH better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgVqE3peiHo… Continue reading The Stock Market Ups & Downs and My 5 Bucket Sources for Retirement.

Budgeting, Retirement, Retirement Journey

Series: Retirement Preparation. The retirement budget.

Expenses.  This is probably one of the most important of all the areas of preparedness for retirement.  Without knowing how much you will need in retirement makes saving goals for retirement a guessing game. I have been preparing my budget now, and will be living off of our potential retirement income over the next four… Continue reading Series: Retirement Preparation. The retirement budget.