Pensions aren’t as common as they were back when my Dad was working at International Harvester. They made Farm Equipment there in Rock Island, IL. They had a Union there which my Dad was a Shop Steward for the Union. They also had a Pension and Health Care for life for Mom and Dad. Pretty good deal. I am going by what he told me I never read all the details of it.
Many people I have talked to said one of the things they worry about is running out of money during their retirement years. I have those worries also myself. The more studies that I read about and people I talk to that withdrew 4% of their retirement funds and it worked out for them gives me a calming feeling.
Who are people trying to impress with expensive Apple Cell Phones and having Cable TV with all the Streaming Channels? If people are in debt or not even half ways towards their Financial Freedom goals, do they need these two items? What lessons are they teaching their kids if they have kids?
If we would have watched no News on TV and just checked our Stock values at the end of the month, we would think the world was all great and we were back on track.
We are less than a month from Logan leaving for the Navy and we have been busy making sure he is ready for his move. First he goes to Navy Bootcamp in Great Lakes, IL and then off to South Carolina for his Schooling. We are getting sad more and more as we get closer to the day we have to drop him off in September.
Even though the Stock Market has good days and bad days over the last month the Dow was up over 700 points and our Net Worth had a good Increase also.
Communication is so important in any relationship. When we have our monthly review meetings with our Spouse or significant other one it can be a stressful time when money is involved. Seems hard for some couples to be able to openly discuss money and finances.
We can’t wait till the news has some positive news. LOL I know I am living a pipe dream. Between Coronavirus, Black Lives Matters riots and Arizona Forest fires there is plenty of negative news to hurt businesses and the stock market.
Over the years I have known many people that spent too much on a home they bought or a place they wanted to rent. Then something happens to them like a job loss or going to a new job where they made less money and now, they couldn’t make their payments anymore.
June was nothing like it was last year for sure. So many negative things going on in our world and it is hard to always tell what is true or fake news.