I realize on my “About” page, I said, this blog was not about the financial aspects of retirement, but I discovered finances are a very emotional subject. A trip to my financial adviser early this week had me wondering if I’d really saved enough. Then one of the kids hit up the Bank of Mom and Dad for a loan. How could I deny a small loan to one of my children? I went into a tailspin. My stomach griped, I tossed and turned throughout the night, and wondered if my decision to retire was as well thought out as I thought it was. I’d socked money away, spent a year living on less, and looked at ways to create more cash flow.
In the days that followed, I took time to look at my finances again and, said child, found another outlet to solve their own financial crisis. I’m ready. Panic attack averted (for the time being) I am moving ahead knowing I am financially able to do this and my children are able to solve their own problems.