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Getting started - again

January 31st, 2007 at 02:04 pm

I lost this site. No computer for a while and then one thing after another prevented me from posting.

My plan on Jan 01,2007 was to spend only $100.00 at the grocery store.My freezer and pantry was in need of Sorting and purging so I decided DO NOT BUY MORE FOOD.... ONLY "MUST HAVES"

As of 01/31/07 my total is $104.00.


Let's see HOW well I can get by for February, the short month.
....X...X...X

Feb 02,2007

I wanted to share this piece of info:

The Vanguard survey of 2,474 individuals age 40 to 69 indicates that “The conventional view of retirement -- working full-time until a set date then shifting to full-time leisure – does not match the experience of many older Americans.” Ergo, the so-called “New Retirement” of baby boomers that blends work with leisure is not so new.


Some other nuggets of interest:


According to the Social Security Administration, 45% of people 65 to 69 are earning income from work, as are 25% of people 70-74.

Downshifting, as in a changing relationships to work, is more typical.

6 in 10 define the word “retirement” as some combination of work and leisure.

Self-employment is the second more popular option among the “Never Retire” group.

Implications for financial advisers: more complex and customized help needed.

Implications for employers: phased retirement in demand.

Our personal preference and recommendation is for a balanced portfolio of work, service and leisure. For more on this, contact a 2young2retire Certified Facilitator in your area.

ALL OF THIS INFO is from a newsletter I subscribe to and thought others would enjoy reading some of these stats.

MarthaAnn



4 Responses to “Getting started - again”

  1. ozzy gurl Says:

    That's not too bad! I'm actually very impressed.

  2. JanH Says:

    Welcome back! Wow, I wish I could get my grocery bill down to that level. That's awesome. Mine runs around 200 for the two of us.

  3. pjmama Says:

    To answer your question, I signed up for a few different survey sites... there was a link on a site I was on that had a list of them, but I dont have the bookmark on this computer. At any rate, I get 2-5 survey invites in my email box a week. I dont complete all of them, usually only one a week, max. This is the first time I've gotten a check from a site because they usually run on a point system, but it all adds up. I've been doing it for quite a few months now.

  4. MarthaAnn Says:

    Many THANKS Ozzy Gurl and JanH. I am really going to work hard on this new PROJECT......

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