I.Dup. Posted July 14, 2012 Share Posted July 14, 2012 I have this complex about being poor as we age. We are not doing much to change that as we have not saved for retirement and dh does contract work for the government, so he will not be eligible for retirement. :glare::001_unsure: We watch my parents and dh's parents struggle in their older age, when they should be getting close to retirement, and their entire lives revolve around work. They can't visit the grandkids (yet they can buy an $800 faucet from France, but I digress...) because of "money." They can't dare miss a few days of work (really? In their 50's? I just find that sad)...I guess that's just life now. I'm thinking about careers I can either work toward or develop my skills in to do after the kids get older, so that maybe we could build some semblance of retirement. I always wanted to be a nurse, but that isn't really something I want to do anymore. I would love to be a writer or do photography but those aren't guaranteed good money makers. I have always hated working for someone else on someone else's schedule so if I can avoid that, all the better. Is there anything any of you are planning on starting as you get older that maybe you haven't worked in before? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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