retirement, stanley riggs

As the TV insurance salesman, the financial advisor and the financial product promoters all say, you don’t want to outlive your money.

Well, maybe we do.

I sat in the “nice” nursing home watching the 96 year old, 85 lb. shadow of my mother nod off during our conversation. I knew the nursing home was taking the money she had earned as a first grade teacher and my deceased father had earned as a small town, municipal worker. It represented their combined 90 years of working and saving, and it was all gone after just 18 months in the nursing home.

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