Here’s a small harvest of some of my potatoes; notice the unique shapes. I’m not sure why they grew this way but hey, they’re potatoes, and what can I say?
I try to share my seeds whenever possible, this afternoon I sealed and labeled several brown envelopes with seeds to share with some of my friends. They’ll go out tomorrow, being that I’ve already been to the post office this morning.
I overnight express mailed my retirement paperwork to the state of Florida this morning. In a couple of weeks, I will officially be retired, and will start collecting my retirement. Bulldog Man and I sat down prior to filing, and had a lengthy conversation about retiring now, versus retiring when I hit 62 years of age. We analyzed the situation, and decided now was better for us than later. There have been 8 cities and towns that have filed bankruptcy in 2010 in the United States (2 of the filings were rejected). In addition, 28 utilities, water districts, hospital authorities, and other municipal units have gone bankrupt. With this information, along with the way our economy is going, I’m better of collecting retirement now with a small penalty than to wait until I’m 62 years of age, when there may not be anything to collect.
If you were planning on retiring and collecting your retirement at the normal age of 62, 65, or 72, do your homework before hand, to make sure you’ll have money in your retirement account.
Have you checked your retirement account lately? Don’t be surprised when you go to retire, be proactive, and on top of your future.
**Pic Source: consumermiser.com