One of the things that I have always been absolutely sure of in life is the fact that I would never leave Alabama. It is my home. My parents are from here, my grandparents are from here, and at least one of my great-grandparents were from here. I was born right in the middle of Birmingham, AL. I had my children here. I plan to die here. My husband does not feel the same way. He probably wants to move to Germany when we retire like his grandparents who are missionaries there. Specifically to Madgeburg. That would be nice I guess. I could handle living there for a few months out of the year probably as long as I was always able to come home. I also plan to travel a little bit after retirement and check out more place like this awesome building we saw in Madgeburg.
I think more people should think about retirement early on. Suncorp has built a retirement resource centre to help you plan and manage your retirement – Check out Suncorp's Superannuation guide. I know that I am only 28 but planning needs to start now and I know I will need some help figuring out what to do. I can barely make a budget at this point in my life much less a retirement plan. People say that you need a million dollars put away for retirement now and that will double or maybe triple for my generation. That is like an unheard number for me that I am scared to even think about. I will just think of the nice way I want to retire.
My biggest plan for retirement is to have a huge house that my grandchildren can come to play in so that I can be just like my grandmother. I want it to be somewhere in the country with a few acres of land. I want it to have a lake where I can let my kids come fish and think about my mother who loves stuff like that. So I know that I need to start getting things ready now. I don't want to just make do during my retirement. I want to be able to be fun living my days out in lovely Alabama with a three month vacation every year to Madgeburg. International travel is expensive and apartments are amazingly exorbitant in Madgeburg now so I am sure it will be worse when we get older.
I am sure everyone else's plans for retirement are much more exciting than mine.
Where would you retire to and why?
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