Hi, I’m Laura Benjamin, owner of Time For Retirement. In my last job as a case manager, I helped adults with major mental illnesses figure out how to live fulfilling lives. I’ve been learning about them and from them for over 28 years. We worked at planning for change and coping with change. As I cope with changes while I transition to my retirement, I hope to use this experience to help you with yours.
There are plenty of blogs out there for the well-heeled, who have a cool million stashed away and are worried about leaving stuff to their kids. I am from the other side of the tracks. The 401(k)/403(b)/IRA stuff started on my watch. My retirement won’t feature getaways to Florence or the Bahamas. But I will do my best to make it a good one anyway, money or no money. And that is part of what I hope to get across to my friends in the same boat.
You see, to have a good retirement, you of course need enough of the basics. Plenty of folks manage to have full, active lives in retirement without loads of money. It takes creativity, some effort, and willingness to accept change, but it can be done. I’ve seen people do it every day. Just give it a chance.
Some of my other interests include fiber arts (spinning, weaving, dyeing and knitting), sewing, music, baking, history and languages. You will see these pop up at times.
Let me know about your experiences and concerns!