RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON STAR TREK
What a surprise, it seems that 70% of you watched the show when it was originally aired. Also, I understand some of you got a kick out of my putting the book, Baby and Child Care as an option.
And again, if you are looking for a fun and easy to read self-help book, I strongly suggest Dave Marinaccio’s book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek.
THIS WEEK’S THEME: RETIREMENT
I was reading an article in USA Today (3/4/15) and was shocked to read that one in four retired Americans have no source of income beyond Social Security. It is unlikely you are going to be extraordinary in your retirement years if all you have to live on is social security. In fact, you will be lucky to be ordinary.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
A young man asked an elderly rich man how he made his money.
The elderly man said, “Well, son, it was 1932, the depth of the Great Depression and I was down to my last nickel.”
“I invested that nickel in an apple and spent the entire day polishing the apple. At the end of the day, I sold that apple for ten cents.”
“The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold for 20 cents.”
“I did this for a month and accumulated a $1.37.”
“Then my wife’s father died and left us two million dollars.”
BRIEF COMMENTS RELATED TO THE WEEKLY CHAPTERS IN:
WEEK 10: MONEY – SAVE 10% OF WHAT YOU EARN
I once tried to encourage a friend to stop smoking. He held up his package of cigarettes and said, “This is a poor man’s retirement package.”
There are two avenues to a comfortable, if not extraordinary retirement. One is to earn a lot of money, the second and most certain way is to save and live below your means.
There are many good reasons why you can’t save right now–SAVE REGARDLESS. There are also many noble reasons why you must tap into your savings–DON’T DO THAT.
As I mentioned in my book, I came across the following very early in life and it made such an impression on me, that I have retained it all these years. Hopefully, it will also make an impression on you.
Out of one hundred young people of 25 years of age, at 65:
36 have died
1 is rich
4 are independent
5 are working
54 are dependent
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
My book is again available on Amazon as work continues turning it into an ebook. I expect the eBook version will be available in about two weeks.
The book I am recommending this week, I read a long time ago and have given it to a few people I wanted to help. It can be obtained from Amazon for practically nothing. Below is a Wikipedia description of the book.
The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason, which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. Originally, a series of separate informational pamphlets distributed by banks and insurance companies, the pamphlets were bound together and published in book form in 1926. (Source: Wikipedia)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Since this week’s theme is retirement, I thought a movie about a recently retired guy would be appropriate.
A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter’s wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected (Source: IMDB)
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
Retirement is a great opportunity to become the person you have always wanted to be—but have never been.
Source: Dave Erhard
THIS WEEK’S POLL
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