By the time we
retire, many people have started and contributed to a retirement plan.
For many of us this is done through our employer.
Welcome to Thrifty
Living Today, a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century.
My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.
I have questions:
Do you have a retirement plan and do you understand it?
Have you read the retirement plan documents?
I retired from active
nursing in Feb. 2012.
By the time I retired I had:
Attended classes on retirement planning
Spoken with the human resources office of the
hospital system where I worked
Determined the approximate amount of money I had
available to me
Searched for appropriate site for my savings
Learned when my decisions would have to be made
It was not that easy. I read material on financial planning.
I spent time on the phone with customer service staff of my current financial
plan and also agents from the site I decided to place my post retirement funds.
I studied a lot, thought deeply, and discussed the issues
with my husband. Finally, we came to our decisions.
How can you receive
Do you feel comfortable contacting your human resources
department and/or your Retirement Plan site for more information?
You will want to:
determine whether you can retire
budget for the future
ensure that as much debt as possible can be paid
In my opinion, information gathering and financial plans
should be made early. You may want to discuss this with a financial planner.
Because my career has been in nursing I have a strong interest in that
field. Recently I discovered a nurse who has written about preparing for
Her name is Kathryn Norcutt. She has
information important to all of us facing retirement. To reach one of her posts
on the topic of financial planning for retirement go to:
Lori Blatzheim is a
wife, mother, grandmother, writer, thrift advocate, and retired nurse. She
knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the
Are you a nurse? Are you a Senior? Do you have a friend or relative who is considering
retirement or has already retired? Check out this web site: Retire and Renew: