Well I a little behind in my blogging this week. When I first started to blog I was nervous that I would not be disciplined with this but to the contrary I look forward to sitting down and getting going.
I am late because I went down to
In one of our many conversations he was telling me how hard they have been hit by the stock market tumble. As a former teacher and administrator he has had his funds in mutual fund created for teachers and others many years ago. What became very clear to me are two things
- At 76 and with cancer there is not much chance he will be going back to work. My parents are faced with the “New” reality of the economic condition this economy has placed them.
- Because of my age I can re-build and get my financial position back into line again.
All my parents can do is to cut back and make huge cuts in their living. My family will also make huge cuts and change our life style ours change will only be a bump in the road my parents is a pot hole in the road that they are spinning to get out of.
If you have parents or anyone over 65 I suggest that you give them a ear and allow them to talk with you about how things have hit them. My dad has always been a huge provider for the family and I can say that the conversation we had was hard for him. I was honored that he would share with me and it brought us ever closer as piers and as a father and son…………..