Hello Everyone, I am Tes and I am getting close to the retirement age. Yes it sneaks up on us fast!
Over the years I have had several jobs two of those jobs would have left me with a decent pension had I stayed, but I was young and not thinking that far ahead and I’m sure there are many people who have done the same.
So the reason I have started this site is to help others in the same position as I am in. Getting close to retirement and looking for a way to supplement that retirement income as well as supplying information on retirement.
My husband is still working, but getting close to retirement.
I quit my job to follow him as he was working out of town, but shortly after that that economy took a hit and we found we were both unemployed.
The retirement plan had certainly changed. I then decided to work on my hobby and try and make some extra money at that, doing the Farmer’s markets, Craft Fairs and Christmas events. It helped a bit, and soon my husband found work, but this new employment sent him away from home to places I could not travel with him.
Are plans sure changed!
The journey today
So that was a few years ago, my husband continues to work away from home and I have a few part time jobs.
I have several clients that I do books for and work on my websites as well; this brings in a decent living. I get a small pension from one of the companies I worked for, but it is not near enough to live on.
My husband is due to retire in the next few years, so I have been investing as much as I can into our retirement. Stocks, Bonds, Tax Free Savings, and RRSP what ever I can. I will share what I have learned and what I continue to learn.
I hope to help you and myself as well on this journey of creating an extra income while planning or being retired.
I am a person that likes to help others, so my goal is to help as many people as I can with the information they need when they retire as well as ways to help supplement that retirement income.