Saving for Rainy Days

FossilFuel_WpCFirst they tell you that retirement is the gateway to the "Golden Years". Then they say that people lose their sense of purpose when they leave the workforce. Then they say you should get a financial planner to ensure you can leverage your retirement savings properly so you can retire comfortably. Then they tell you need to wait to retire because they (and you) don't have enough money to pay the benefits you have earned. Then they tell you that you're too old to contribute to the 21st century workforce.

Fogies: Not retired, just plain tired.


Work, Work, Shirk

Planning_WpCRemember when your teacher sternly asked, "What are you doing back there?" and you replied, "Nothing!", and she snapped back, "Well, doing nothing is doing ill."?

Shoulda listened....


Goodbye, Dave!

SoapboxSmilingWpCWell, the curtain has finally closed on David Letterman's late night show. It's OK...he was getting a little tired, and so were we.

And so, this morning everyone is a little bushy-eyed and bright-tailed (see what we mean?) and maybe a little sad because Dave's retirement reminds us of how much time has passed in our own lives and how fast it has gone and how easy it is to take things for granted.

Goodbye and good luck to one of our favorite fogies, may your pasture always be green!


Work, Work, Work!!

RetireHome_WpC...so said the mayor in "Blazing Saddles". And too bad for him - he looked to be something of a fogey, and there he was, slaving away in his office....

What with the Social Security Administration's exciting announcement of a 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment for beneficiaries in 2015, who isn't weighing the work vs. retirement question?