Re: Is Early Retirement in Your Stars?
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Conventional description: Dependable, honest, considerate, imaginative and independent. You won't budge on a matter of principle. Often have difficulty working with others.
True enough, I suppose. Though I can usually control my nasty impulses long enough to work with others relatively well.
Allstate survey description: Aquarians are least likely to worry about current finances (65 percent). Additionally, they're least worried about finances in retirement, such as paying for health care (68 percent) or being a financial burden on family members (44 percent). Not surprisingly, they're least likely to think they'll work for pay after they retire (57 percent).
I'm not really worried about any of this -- largely because I have a plan in place, and have been saving significantly for years. No debt other than a mortgage and a car, pay off the credit cards in full. Without knowing why Aquarians feel the way they do, I think the statistics above are pretty meaningless.
Analysis: "If you treat having a financially secure retirement as a matter of principle, that may give you the impetus to create a practical savings plan," Sylla said. "Another impetus is to treat a financially secure retirement as critical to maintaining your independence."
I guess that's exactly what I've done. Overall, I'd give the whole thing about a B+.