Monthly Archives: July 2017

The gig economy is a boon for boomer retirees

You should always have some side gigs lined up.

Craig and Kathy are a good example of retirees who are using the gig economy to supplement their retirement income. This is indeed a great employment strategy for millions of aging baby boomers approaching their retirement years.

If you’re in your 60s with modest retirement savings, it’s smart to delay starting your Social Security benefits and drawing down your retirement savings for as long as possible (but no later than age 70). Earning just enough money to cover your living expenses while letting your financial resources grow can significantly increase your retirement income when you eventually leave the workforce for good.

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The Retirement Problem: What Will You Do With All That Time?

I have a list of things to do.
The jarWife also has a list of things for me to do. 😎

You’re excited about retirement, right? You’ve worked hard for, what, four or five decades now? You’re due. No more early alarm. No more meetings. No more deadlines. No more office politics. Can you believe it? It’s just you — out on the links; puttering in the garden; taking care of your grand kids. It’s going to be great.

Except, what if it’s not as you pictured? What if those things you’ve looked forward to all these years — more time for your hobbies, more time to travel and more time to relax — aren’t enough to sustain you? What then?

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Calvin Coolidge on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

It was not because it was proposed to establish a new nation, but because it was proposed to establish a nation on new principles, that July 4, 1776, has come to be regarded as one of the greatest days in history. Great ideas do not burst upon the world unannounced. They are reached by a gradual development over a length of time usually proportionate to their importance. This is especially true of the principles laid down in the Declaration of Independence. Three very definite propositions were set out in its preamble regarding the nature of mankind and therefore of government. These were the doctrine that all men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain inalienable rights, and that therefore the source of the just powers of government must be derived from the consent of the governed.

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