Hi, I just joined today and am so glad I found you all.
I never really thought of retirement in my 30's or 40's as I figured I would work until I fell over.
Now I think I have to reconsider, based on several issues. I was fired in March from a sales job I had, making six figures. This happened, due to my own fault, of getting ill. Mea culpa.
At 52, still chronically ill (and will likely get worse as time goes on) and female, I'm starting my own business now and getting really serious about my funds. They aren't tremendous, and I'm one of those people who is worth more dead than alive. But I plan to live so figured I better get serious about what I have and what I need to keep going.
I've been a silent saver for years and after consolidation, this is my net worth.
-- $200k in cash/stocks
-- $200k in equity in my house
Wow, after working for over 25 years, that's about it. Sad.....
I plan to read all of your posts to see what I should be doing with this so that I can live the best life possible. Hard not to be discouraged. But I will say, all of my working years results in a AAA credit rating, as I do pay my bills. LOL
Hope that's NOT what they put on my tombstone