One of the children married into a family that did plan ahead, or at least planned ahead better than our family has. The grandmother and grandfather are well into their nineties and the parents are seventish. The grandparents definitely live a good life. They go out for lunch every day and are very social. They are always going to social affairs with family and friends. They attend other social events and travel when they feel like it physically. They belong to a spa and exercise there every day. They are very agile and active. They love to dance and usually do so every week.
The mother is an extrememly vivacious and active person. She is very involved with her children and does a tremendous lot for them. She, also, works outside of the home a couple of days a week. She is beyond social and does a lot for her friends as well. Her husband retired recently, but has a part time job now. This job is not in his field and he does it just to keep himself busy. They both travel a lot both together and alone. They are very involved socially with their family and friends. They entertain in their home a lot.
The grandfather had a great job and career. His job was in upper management and he made great money. He invested a lot and still owns a lot of property today. His wife stayed home and took care of their children. She did not need to work as he provided quite well for all of them. He still gives a lot monetarily, and of himself, to his children and especially to their grandchildren.
The father, also, had a great job and career and worked in upper management making good money. His wife stayed at home and raised their family as did her mother, but she did work part time some of the time. They, too, managed their finances well and invested and are still in a situation where they can travel and entertain a lot.
Our side of the family has not managed as well. Speaking for myself only, I have had a good paying job most of my life and especially in the last years of my career. Of course, I put a lot back into education which is not cheap. In addition to this, I did not invest as well. I thought I had done relatively well in my later years, but apparently not, since I am now struggling.
I think there are a couple of things that have been a factor in my situation versus their’s. The other family worked in business and some of the time worked for themselves. I, on the other hand have worked in healthcare, not business and have worked for someone else. I did not own the business: they did. So, I think this makes a huge difference. Business versus healthcare is huge and owning your own business versus working for someone is the other gigantic difference financially. It’s kind of like renting a home versus owning a house. In the first scenario you are putting your money into someone elses pocket, whereas in the second one you are investing in your own financial situation.
Anyway, there is nothing that can be done about this now. The past is the past and can not be changed. However, it is possible to move on and change things in one’s life for the future.
About three years ago I found this company called Wealthy Affiliates to help me start my own business. It teaches you how to make your own website for your on-line business. It takes you through, step by step, how to do this. Previously, I had another company do this for me, but that is about as far as it went. Well, let me tell you; this is not all there is to it, so I was sort of got lost after this. WA goes on to teach you about all of the other things that you need to make this successful. It goes into social media as well as other ways to market your product.
Doing it for you is not what you need and I might add that it was very expensive, too. Let me give you an example. I have two nieces that will help me when I get stuck on the computer(not just this program). One of them will do it for me, which is not very helpful. Yes, it solves my immediate problem, but when I have the same problem or a similiar one in the future, I still do not know how to remedy it. The other niece will take me through the process of correcting it, which helps me in the future. This helps me much more. WA does the same thing. They will teach you what to do, but not do it for you. This is much more helpful.
At Wealthy Affiliates there is always somone available to help you and answer any question you may have. If they don’t know, they will always work at getting someone that can help you. This is open to all members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a mechanism where you can even private message someone if you want to. Kyle and Carson can also be private messaged. The support at Wealthy Affiliates is phenomenol.
Once your website is up and running, they go on to teach you how to market your product. They teach you about social media in depth and how to use it to your advantage in your business. Remember all of this is for one low monthly fee. Everything is included. You can buy other things as you go along and start making money, but you don’t need to. All that you need is provided for you.
In addition to this there is a webinar almost every Friday evening that you are free to attend. There are many, many other classes that keep you up to date and answer any questions that you might have. How could you go wrong?
Believe it or not all of this is for just $49 a month. The only other thing that you have to pay for yearly is for your domain. Once a year, there is an offer to join for a whole year at a much lower price. One other unbelievable offer is that you can join in the beginning for $0 amount for 7 days. Almost everything that the premium membership offers is yours to try for these 7 days. Can you believe this?
This is how I got started. First of all, considering what I paid two other companies, $49 seemed like nothing. In addition to this, I could try it for the 7 days for nothing and have up to 2 websites. I figured, “What can I lose?” After this I joined the monthly plan. I hope this year I will be able to financially join for the whole year which is quite a savings, too.
I, personally, think that this is a good option for all retirees that want to do something in their free time. I hope that you will give it some thought and at least try it out. You really don’t have a cent to lose.
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