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The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams by Trent Hamm

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Chapter 14. Recasting Retirement

“Where do you think we’ll be when we’re his age?” Sarah asked me, with a nod in the direction of her grandfather, who was kneeling on the porch and scratching the ears of his faithful dog Ole. Sarah and I were lying in the grass in his yard, side by side. We were engaged to be married and saw a long life spread out in front of us. “I don’t know,” I told her. “But I do know one thing. I want to keep going until I can’t go any more.” “Me, too,” she said.

May 2009

As you considered in Chapter 10, “The New Career Rules,” the traditional path of working for the same company for a number of years, and then gliding off into a golden sunset paved with pension money, has vanished. Today’s worker is loyal to his or ...

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