RETIRED AND EARNING INCOME
“Retired and Earning Income.” When choosing this niche, I asked myself what was important to me at this point in my life. Being retired for a few years, income is kind of high on my list. Those nice big paychecks weren’t coming in anymore. The bills were coming in at a steady pace. Joining friends on a vacation kept inching its way up on my list of “Places to Travel.”
Then the grandchildren. Damian and Zoey. My greatest treasures for sure. I dodge my daughter-in-laws questions…” You aren’t buying them another outfit, right?” Who me? Well does it count if I order from Amazon? That’s just kind of ordering, right?
OK, I’ll be serious for a bit. Medicine. My spouse is getting older. Me too. We both depend on medicines to keep us on the path to health. Every doctor’s visit, I negotiate about which medication we can delete. Guess what? It’s working. I had to lose 25 pounds. That was my trade off. Everything has a pay off and a trade off. More about this later.
TIME TO GIVE BACK
Through the years, I’ve had many mentors. Married with a baby at 21, with two-step children, a husband working late hours, I needed help. Family lived in other states and my circle of friends dwindled fast. Then Mrs. McCoy moved next door to us. She was a grandma type person for sure. One afternoon I was on the front porch, apparently noticeably distraught. Mrs. McCoy came up to me and sat beside me. She put her arms around me. No words. Just arms.
We became friends. Mrs. McCoy was my confidant and became part of our family. She lived to see my firstborn get married. As I pursued a career in hairdressing, it was Mrs. McCoy that took care of my children, and it was her that I turned to when my mother passed away at a young age. I spent the last two days of Mrs. McCoy’s life with her. Funny, we always called her Mrs. McCoy. The morning before she passed, she held my hand and said “Lyn, always look for someone to help. If you do that, you will be happy.”
As my children left the nest, I ventured out. Began college at age 40. On my 45th birthday I began my second career in a large church in Palm Beach, FL. Many people helped me along the way. Now it’s my turn to give back and quite simply, its something I want to do.
LET’S EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES
“Retired and Earning Income” is dedicated to exploring venues of earning income during retirement years. Some of these you may be aware of and some may surprise you. When we were in our 30s or 40s retirement seemed a long time away. At least for me it did and I’m sure for some of you. Let’s look at some opportunities that are waiting for us.
If you ever need a hand or have a question, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,