I’m 78 and refuse to retire…

Imagine my surprise to see this headline a few days ago, just a few days before I turned 78. And it got better: the author says he’s been married to the same woman for 50 years, they are the proud parents of two children, and have two grandchildren. As for me, my wife and I have been together for 49 years, are the proud parents of two children, and we have two grandchildren. Small world…

Here’s the headline that got my attention:  I’m 78 and refuse to retire – here are 9 things about happiness and money we’re often taught too late

Given that my life these days is about teaching others a new way to think about and plan for retirement, I was anxious to read his ‘…nine things about happiness and money’. The author is Peter Buckman and it appeared in a CNBC online publication. Here’s where you can find it: https://tinyurl.com/yyud49pj

Mr. Buckman’s #4 deals with the concept of ‘retirement’. Like Mr. Buckman, I have no intention of retiring anytime soon. His description of his days as a writer of books and scripts for TV are arguably more glamorous than my many years as a financial professional. But I have published two eBooks that can be found online and I’ve created an online school called Successful Retirement Secrets. For more on that, just click on the title or on the image to the right of these paragraphs.

He’s clearly gained more fame and recognition than I have, and that’s OK. I have very few regrets about my life. I’ve been very lucky and am very comfortable in my own skin.

Tony Kendzior \ September 27, 2019