Monthly Archives: January 2015

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One of the Cows on my small farm has managed to contract bovine Warts. I have looked on line for remedies but it seems there is really none. Most sites explain that the warts will run their course and then fall off. The bad news is this may take up to 6 months and the wart virus will travel to the other cows.

As of this post, the virus has spread to two other cows and has been on the first cow for 3 1/2 months. The warts on the first cow are huge! I have attached a picture. I may have a vet come check the cow out as well, but the charge is $150.00+ for a virus that has now cure.

CowWarts

A few sites that I look at are:

  1. https://www.extension.purdue.edu
  2. http://www.cattle.com

 

Doing the Numbers.

I worked for AT&T for thirty years and left them with a small monthly retirement of $1700.00 and month and Health Insurance. This is good but far from enough to retire. I have three children, two are now married but the third is still home going to college.  She is due to graduate in the fall of this year 2015. However, I am sure I will have to support her until she gets a good paying job.

I left AT&T in 2003 and tried to build a small business. After a year, I was offered a job and took it because the steady paycheck was very appealing. Since that new job in 2004, I changed jobs five times until going back to a fortune 500  company where I still am.

So, it is now 2015, I am 60 and still want to retire, but have realized I do not have enough money to do that. I run the numbers all the time and see that I should wait to the age of 66 before pulling Social Security. I have managed to save $500,000 in IRA money but my retirement programs tell me I need $1,000,000. I do not see making it to $1,000,000 before 66 years of age.

So, will I have to work until I fall dead? I hope not.

Anyone else have a story to tell about the dream of retirement?