My 401K with the American Bar Association took a hit last year and I thought well I guess I will work until I die. Its looking a little better now and so is my IRA.
Are you ready for retirement? When do you plan to retire? Are you planning to retire?
You cannot work forever and working up until you die full-time probably isn't healthy but you are seeing it more and more these days. I am 38 years old now. I don't want to retire at 55 but I would like to be able to down shift around 50 or 55.
My sweetie and I have a monthly financial planning meeting where we review our expenses, income, and goals. It gives us a reason to eat at the Cheesecake Factory and it forces us to discuss money and finances. Before we got married we reviewed each other credit reports and the works because we wanted to approach our marriage as a team (although we have been living together for a number of years anyway).
Its never too late or too early to plan for retirement as a nurse. The Center for American Nurses is sponsoring a free webinar for nurses on retirement. See