Do you have enough money to retire? Some people 50 and beyond, were able to save for their retirement. Now they have a sizable nest egg, and they can afford to retire comfortably.
But many of us aren’t as lucky. For whatever reason, many of us did not have the luxury to save money. Or maybe you did, but then something major came up and you had to use your retirement savings.
And some 50 and over, do not see retirement as an option for themselves. Or some find that they had to re-enter the workforce to supplement what fixed income they had coming in.
And then there are those of us that just don’t want to quit working. They are bored. Or, maybe they are wanting to try a whole new career. To learn something new, that could bring in some money to boot.
Supplementing Your Income
By being able to supplement your income, for the future, makes retirement a possible reality. You will be able to leave the workforce and not have to return. At least not for financial reasons.
Way too often, when one gets to retire, they also have to give up their health insurance. Another reason for those 50 and beyond to stay in the workforce. Currently, that is where we are. My husband is only working so that we have health insurance.
By supplementing your income, it relieves the stress that comes with having to tightly budget what income you have coming in. I remember my grandparents having debates regarding this. Of course, they had to pay their rent, to avoid being put out on the streets. The utilities, so they weren’t sitting in the dark. And of course food. After covering all of those expenses, is usually when their debate would begin. Which of their bills needed to be paid that month, and which bills could wait another month to be paid. It quite often put a strain on their relationship.
Supplementing your income can give you the freedom you deserve. Go see your grandchildren that live 800 miles away. Or better yet, pay for them to fly and come to see you, and have them stay the summer! Fly the whole family in for Thanksgiving or Christmas. When was the last time the whole family was together for a holiday?
Supplementing your income can let you do so many things, that you were unable to do beforehand. Possibly that dream you and your better half, had to buy a home in another state seems more in reach now. What about that cruise you both have talked about taking since you got married?
Maybe your just tired of working to make others rich. My husband feels this way often. Occasionally he’ll complain how he’s busted his butt, only to make others millions of dollars.
Like myself, maybe you are not well enough to work a full-time job. I have been waiting for disability to go through for over 2 years. The last year I’ve been waiting on a court date. The whole process has me believing that I will be denied in the end. Because your pain cannot be seen, leaves people to look at you and see a well person. Someone that is not sick.
I have many disabled friends that can no longer work. And what assistance they get is truly a joke. But if they can’t work, how on earth can they supplement their meager income??
Another Personal Story
Before applying for disability, I spent months trying to find a less demanding job, then retail management. Gone were the days of being able to work long shifts. I was unable to climb a ladder to do visuals. When it came to unloading the truck, I was limited in what I could do. Others had to pick up the slack. But for whatever reason, I never heard back from any employers.
So I applied for disability, and as I said above, am still currently waiting. I have been unable to contribute to the household since August of 2016. I am one of the lucky ones, my husband is still able to work. I’ll be honest with you though, by not being able to contribute to the household income, bothers me.
But What Can I Do?
For over year now I have thought about working from home. I have researched the heck out of this. What gave me the idea was I found some openings on Indeed.com. Most of those jobs required me to be in one city Or near one specific city.
And other jobs I found had requirements, such as:
- Must have a landline for the internet. No wifi allowed.
- Must have a PC. Absolutely no working from your laptop
- Must put in an 8 hour day–on their schedule
- Must have a room/office you can work in where there is a landline phone
- Preferred that you had a room/office where you can work from, free from any distractions–yeah right!
I currently split my time between Indiana, where most of my family live, as well as it’s where our family home is Or Florida, where my ill father resides. I wanted a job where I could work on my laptop, no matter where I was, as long as I had access to the internet.
With that in mind, I researched so many options. I found one site, that promised me such and such income, and for only $9000! When I would find other opportunities, I would then research the heck out of it, only to find that it was a scam. A total rip off. Or I would find those with a lot of negative reviews made by people that tried it. It was truly unreal!!!!!!
It became very frustrating. But I didn’t let that stop me. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I tend to be a little on the stubborn side. I continued looking.
Then One Day
I can not remember if I was looking for work from home jobs, or what, but I found one page with a link that leads me to another and then finally I came upon a page for Wealthy Affiliates. As usual, I researched it. Now I have learned in my many years of being online, that no matter what you’re doing research on if you look long enough, you will find negative reviews. The fact that I had to do a lot of digging to find anything bad, and it was a free starter membership, to start, I could at least check it out, right?
What It Offers
Besides being able to work on my laptop from anywhere in the world, Wealthy Affiliate offers so much more.
24/7 Help and Support–365 days a year
You are Taught to Build Your Own Website, with Ease
Learn Ways In Which Your New Website can Earn You Money
THIS IS NOT a get rich quick scheme. You will have to train, and then put the time in for this to work.
But this does work!! What you put in, you will get out. But you will be working for yourself, learning more than you could ever imagine. Anywhere, and anytime, on your schedule. Eventually, you can be earning a full-time income. If, that’s what you want.
For me I was usually online anyways, doing my hobby, checking out Facebook, or playing Facebook games. So why not be learning new things to help me build a website, and to write content for that website, how to direct traffic to my website, and then how to make money with it. There are over 10,000 ways in which you can earn money.
It Is Worth Checking Out?
Definitely!!! I have a whole new outlook on life. I wake up feeling useful again. I have energy. That spark is back!!I am excited to be learning something new, that can then make me an income. Whether I want it to be a supplemental income or a full-time income, I can do that!! I can do what I want. No 9 to 5 job, where I have to answer to a boss or some young kid above me. I can work when I want, where I want, and what time I want!!! I love it!!!
Do yourself a favor. Check it out. What can it hurt? Go here to learn even more. There is no charge. Read the page. Check out the free training and see for yourself. Is this something that might interest you?
If you have any questions about anything, ask in Live Chat. Or ask on the forum. Someone will help you.
The community itself is life changing. Nothing like I have ever seen! A very supportive, friendly, and positive group of people that want to see you succeed!!! Everyone helps. From success stories to members training and so much more. I could go on and on, but go see for yourself.