Have you see the price tags for retirement homes or assisting living?? OMG you have to be super rich! We aren’t and I won’t financially burden our daughters. For years, I’ve been overwhelmed just scaping by to save for retirement.
Today, our frugality got a lot brighter. I read Tom Verde’s For Some a Retirement at Sea article in the New York Times.
I am an adventurer at heart. I love cruising and HATE taking care of big old house. It’s a dream come true. No longer will the “Around the world cruise” remain on my bucket list. When I retire, if not earlier, I’m going on a worldwide cruise, the kind that takes month, for at little as $300 a day (Verde). Taking care of my health and well-being has new meaning.
Now I am striving for wellness and simplicity so our “golden years” can be spent exploring the world! I have a light at the end of the tunnel. I am saving not just to survive, but to thrive!
Retirement on a ship is not for everyone: You gotta like ships, survive with little more than a few suitcases, and handle ship food and illnesses. Is retirement at sea for you? Check out these links while considering your journey