My Retirement Dream
by sharol rasmussen
(rocky mount, mo.)
Much has changed in my life since the last time I wrote my story. That was last April, 2013. I did, at that time, have the big house on the lake, but decided that it would be in my best interest to downsize, take that trapped equity in my home and invest in metals.
I plan to buy a small, modular home with a big garage, for $30,000 or less near Branson, MO. My plan is to buy something as cheap as possible to wait out this economic depression that our world is in.
As a retired/disabled teacher, my income is very modest. I'm afraid that with the bankruptcy in Detroit, perhaps at some point, my only source of income could be wiped out as well. I need to have a financial cushion.
It was a difficult decision to sell my dream home and move, but financial reality made it necessary.
I have no one to rely on, no one to pay my bills, no prince with his white horse. I'm on my own.....I've been on my own since 1999. It's hard, but also liberating. It's sink or swim time, and I choose to swim.....