Emotional Aspects of Retirement Finances


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.


7 thoughts on “Emotional Aspects of Retirement Finances

  1. Hello, I’ve just found your blog. My blog has been going for just a year now, so I know how you feel! I look forward to finding more about you. Where are you from? What was your career? Do you travel? Any children? Sorry, I’m being nosy. But might be good to include on your home page. Keep up the good work!

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  2. All the best and have lots of fun blogging dear. Just retired ha? Congratulations 🙂 Finances are a tough subject to handle in our daily life especially when young and just retiring… I wish you all the best and lots of fun in your new life… See you


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