Ending Your Retirement Nightmare

February 18, 2007

Have you ever had a nightmare where you showed up for a final exam in school then realized you hadn’t been going to class all semester? Panic time. Why hadn’t you been going? What had you missed? How were you ever going to pass this test?

Retirement Nightmare
Many people dream of retirement as a time when they’re free to do what they want in life. For some people the coming of retirement age will be more of a nightmare. Imagine this you’re almost 65 and about to retire when suddenly you realize you haven’t been saving money for retirement.

You break out in a cold sweat. What was I thinking? What am I going to do? Why did I wait so long? You start to run backwards, trying to turn back time but it’s like running down an up escalator. You don’t make any progress and are slowly moving towards the end of the ride. What on earth will you do when you get there?

Turn Back Time
Wake up! Wake up! You’re just dreaming. Take a deep breath; wipe the sweat from your brow. It’s not too late, retirement is still years away. Never forgot how awful and hopeless that nightmare felt. Start preparing today. Read what the experts have to say about retirement planning at about.com or cnnmoney.com or check out personal finance sites like Kimmunications or My Retirement Blog. Make a plan and stick to it to keep your retirement nightmare from becoming a reality!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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