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NEWS FLASH BABY BOOMERS

NEWS FLASH BABY BOOMERS

When I was a youth growing up I would hear the young people at the time have "caviar wishes and champagne dreams" for retirement. Meaning, they are going to travel the world, with the clause, if I can and yet many will never have that opportunity, but at least we can still wish and dream”. Retirement should be a continuation for the pursuit of happiness but sadly it is not for many people especially Black people. Why not for Black people; well, it is called, poor health, single salaries and no savings plans.

Now that I am retired I have seen the errors of my ways. A single source of income with no plan for the future which now I am in. We always talk about the future as if it is some way-off land but the arrival into the future for many is 60 years old. When there is no "still to come" or some future time that's likely to happen or exist. At most you have 5 to 10 years of a productive and healthy life. Hopefully those "caviar wishes and champagne dreams" are not turning into a cup of water and medication.

You should have had long term money plans with short term traveling dreams, meaning get the traveling out of the way as long as you are healthy and prosperous today, because tomorrow is not promised for anything. Health and wealth is a good combination but at the end you will be lucky to have one, and if you are Black you will be lucky to retire in peace.