Sunday, March 13, 2016

Retirement ?? Really!

Several links to Boomers & Retirement...  If you can afford it.
http://blog.timesunion.com/seniors/boomers-ready-set-retire-3/737/


A Case of Agism?
Fremont woman finds herself living on the street
By Rebecca Parr, rparr@bayareanewsgroup.com Stephanie Welch weathered the booms and busts of Silicon Valley since its infancy in the 1960s, always able to find a job but that changed during the recession and a health setback where she now finds herself living on the street and bewildered. 2016-3-5 11:00:00 A.M.
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_29598188/fremont-woman-finds-herself-living-on-the-street




Sad but true stories of many older Americans who can not afford to retire.

    I usually have a short attention span, this is a compelling article that I can understand and identified with. I read it all the way though to the end. As a real estate agent & started this endeavor in 2007, I have seen my fair share of homes being taken over by the banks. I have had to work on short sale & sell homes for clients who lost their jobs and no longer can afford to keep their homes. I have had my fair share of sadness seeing all the belongings left behind in the garages; family albums, children's shoes, books, clothes, boxes and boxes of stuff they no longer can take with them etc. I have so many friends who have been in these positions described in this article. This is one of the mostheart breaking, real life stories & who knows how manymore are out there? This is what's going on in our country, shrinking middleclass, aging poor and homelessness. 

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