July 28, 2014

Financially Savvy Kittens on Retirement Planning

Kittenomics #10

Retirement often gets boiled down to the simple concept of an unending, peaceful rest. Eternal rest is certainly appealing to our weary souls, but in the end, this view of retirement suffers the same itching question that the cartoon cloud-filled, harp-playing representation of Heaven does: “That’s great, but won’t I get bored?” And the answer is, if ceasing work is all there is to your retirement, you probably will get bored.

This kitten knows that ceasing or cutting back her previous employment is only the first step of her retirement. To her, retirement is financial freedom, the ability to liberate herself from the requirement of working for money. Now that’s she retired, she can pursue even the dreams that don’t pay enough to cover her living expenses. She can spoil her grand-kittens, further pursue her not-very-profitable laser hunting hobby, and spend time learning to be an opera singer without thinking about where the money for her food will come from.

In retirement, her opportunities are limited only by her financial plan and her dreams, which, luckily for this kitten, extend much further than just resting.

Way to go, kitten!


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About Megan Russell

Megan Russell+ is the Systems Analyst for Marotta Wealth Management. A Cognitive Science graduate from the University of Virginia, Megan loves neuroscience, formal logic, creative writing, kittens, and her childhood. Her favorite blog series: Wealth Inequality in America.

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