Sometimes we all need diversions from work – these are some of mine :)
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Planning for your retirement and old age can be a very worth while exercise, yet most people leave the task until way too late in life. Retirement may seem a long way off now, but what will you do if you reach retirement age and find you have no means to support yourself or your loved ones over the 20 or 30 years that follow leaving your job?
I asked myself this very same question recently, and after doing some digging on the world wide web, came across a company called RetirementLivingNow.com who provide financial services and other resources to those who need to organise things for their retirement. Given the current economic crisis, having someone in the know to aid you with planning your twilight years can be invaluable, and these guys seem to hit the mark in that regard.
Retirement living now provide all kinds of services and information for seniors and baby boomers alike ranging from subjects as diverse as: Retirement Communities & Senior Housing by state; Jobs for seniors aged 50+; Taxes by state; retirement communities; state aging agencies and in home care. So a pretty wide range of things really.
Unfortunately this site is exclusive to US citizens, so if you live outside the states the information they provide may not be as applicable to you, but if you are in this position, or thinking of retiring to the united states from another country, or simply just a US citizen planning for their retirement, then I am certain the Retirement Living Now website can help you!
I obviously do a lot of work on the computer, for many hours every day I find myself either coding PHP, developing databases or using the internet. When I'm not using the computer however I love to be out in the garden on a regular basis, tending to plants and flowers.
This got me thinking the other day, why do people spend so much on valentine's gifts such as flowers when they could grow the flowers at home, given a bit of foresight?
I guess the answer is that all in all store bought flowers are of a much higher quality than the average guy growing them in his garden can muster. Not only that but I also suppose that the presentation services actual florists can offer are superior to what you might achieve off your own back.
This year I might offer someone flowers from my garden, but then again I'll probably do the right thing and buy some decent ones from a florist.