I am an older woman living with a younger man—not a lot younger but young enough that people are surprised when they hear he retired 2 ½ years before he was eligible for social security.
Well, his “penalty” time is up, he has paid his dues and in January of 2007, his ship came in. Everyone says social security is going away and that it is not enough to live on anyway. I do not know about the first part and I will probably not live long enough to worry about it anyway but we know the second part is true. We certainly could not live on Phil’s check but boy oh boy, is it wonderful to see it magically appear in the bank statement and it will be a welcome addition to our other retirement income
We have managed just fine for the past 2 ½ years but suddenly, the mercury, instead of falling steadily is rising again! After such a long time, we can actually start fattening up the kitty each month. There is something about being able to save money that just makes life more pleasant, don’t you think?
We have been lucky and able to cover our unexpected expenses these past couple of years (and, as you all know, there has been a couple big hits to the budget) and knowing that our worm has turned is a happy thought; in a tiny little way, we feel like we have hit the lottery!
PS: The weather in Yuma is wonderful! Warm, sunny with a little breeze. Wish you were here!