Making Money Makes Sense


No matter what your age, making money makes sense.

I have read that children that learn early on how to make money, be it from selling Girl Guide Cookie, getting people to give them money in support of some charity, or simply earning their allowance, are more successful in attaining wealth as they get older.

As we age we our need to make money (for most of us) doesn’t change.

The difference is that
a) many of us didn’t learn how when were young
b) the opportunities changed as we got older.

But that should never stop us from being willing to learn how to earn.

One of the best examples of that is a man by the name of Brian Tracy. Goodness I think he is even older than me, but he still learns and earns by teaching others what he has learned.

You could learn something yourself by listening to him and maybe earn some money to increase you wealth at the same time.

Making money when you are older not only improves your net worth but your life. I won’t say it will make you happier but I once heard someone saying (maybe Jane Fonda) that being rich won’t make you happy but it sure makes being unhappier alot easier to cope with.
And don’t forget the biggest benefit, out side of more money, is that they say if we keep our brains engage we live longer and healthier lives. So it could provide benefits on all sides Health, Wealth and Aging.

Aging In place conjures up images of dispair



I recently wrote a book titled “Staying Home in your 70’s, 80’s, and beyond”. That book could I guess be reflective of the now popular term , but that term just doesn’t still well with me.  For some reason when I think of aging in place the words I visualize an old woman, worn and tired, sitting in a dusty room I’m some lonely house with a table of pill bottles beside her.

Sorry just not what I am looking for in my old .  Granted we all slow down some what as we age and some of us require medication.  That is not what bothers me.  It is the “in place” part that nags at me.  In place could be just that sitting in one place while others care for you.  I want to be in my own home, where ever I choose that to be, and with me looking after me as long as humanly possible.  An if things change I want to have had my say as to how those changes will affect me.

So barring any catastrophic event, I will continue to view my future and aging as Staying Home.