Sunday, January 23, 2011
Talking About It
Husband and I had a talk about retirement; when, where and how. He would never talk about it before. He would make jokes, like "we will just pitch a tent" or "we'll buy a double wide". Today, he admitted it was because he was "afraid" to think about it. Unsure about where to spend the rest of our lives, and how to afford it. Like many others our age, we are thinking about Social Security and Medicare. They sound like abstractions when you are younger and you don't pay much attention, but when you are facing the reality it's an awakening. Especially seeing the very real questions that my parents are facing now. Anyway, we have begun talking, and that helps.