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Fun on Fixed Income

So, I’m 51 years old but don’t feel a day over 50.  Of course, 50 is the new 40.  I’m not sure what that means but it sounds good.

Even though I feel I’m under the radar, age-wise, I am a fan of AARP.  I joined the minute I turned 50 because I wanted the discounts for hotels and hip replacements.  But I was delighted by the excellent articles in their newsletter and magazine.

Recently, there was a wonderful piece on having fun on a fixed income.  You can see the article here:  Fun on a Fixed Income.

What I like about this article is that it’s both practical and fun.  And that’s the essence of Do it Well, Make it Fun.  Essentially, for many seniors, their money is either limited or runs out.  And we all live longer, we may need to find ways to enjoy our retirement without draining our financial resources.  Unless, of course, you want to be a burden on your children and that’s another plan altogether.

In the AARP article, one woman volunteers at local concert halls as a way to attend concerts for free.  Or a couple attends dress rehearsals of theater performances for free while another couple moved to a university town so they could take advantage of the library and other free services offered by the school.

The philosophy behind Do it Well, Make it Fun is that with a little effort on the front end, you benefit on your back end (so to speak).  Even before we retire, we can find ways to have fun without breaking the bank.  Maybe you can teach a young dog new tricks that will pay off when its older!

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