My wife and I are so much looking forward to the beginning of receiving our ssas pension payout. It will mean that we can finally get up in the morning and go out and do what we want to do. When we were young, the career thing was very important. There was the drive to do well and earn a lot of money. As young adults we each had older relatives who were not prepared for retirement. We both shared stories of older relatives who were struggling to get by when they could no longer work.
We did not want that for ourselves. We wanted the money to be there whether we could retire and just do what we wanted to do, or if we had to use it to cover expenses of daily care due to illness or other issues. Fortunately for us, our bodies have held up quite well. It looks as if we are going to just be able to enjoy being retired. I am very much looking forward to never having to hear an alarm clock again. (more…)