Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Final Financial Fancies

I’m at the end of my current series of posts on finances. I have reviewed and expanded on my personal fiscal goals. Someone once said, “I don’t know what I really think about a topic until I write about it.” I agree with that. I’ve learned quite a bit as I’ve written these posts. I hope you enjoyed the trip… and today is the final installment.

My Future?

As I look down the road a bit, I anticipate retirement, so my final goal/affirmation is

“I am wealthy enough to retire when I choose to.”

This goal is somewhat vague, but specific in ways that are important to me.

In order to maintain a certain (undefined) quality of life in retirement, I must have sufficient wealth amassed. Generally, retirement means no longer working and earning a salary, so you have to live off your accumulated wealth. I’m not sure exactly what “wealthy enough” is, but I know I’ll need to have it.

A second specific noted in this affirmation is “when I choose to.” I’m not sure when that will be: I like what I’m doing. I get lots of vacation. I have medical and dental! I don’t have to work nights or weekends. I don’t have to get on the freeway to commute to work.

I’m not ready to retire, but when I am ready, I want to have that as a viable option.

“I am wealthy enough to retire when I choose to.”

In the meantime, I’m learning about building wealth, enjoying life, and maintaining a balanced outlook. Perhaps when I get closer to retirement, I’ll set some affirmations for using that retirement.

(But for now… I retire every Summer, and come out of retirement every Fall. – It’s just not official retirement!)


  1. Don, just found your blog. Interesting stuff. I look forward to reading more.