Thursday, July 26, 2012

Update and Plans for our Future

The 8’ x 8’ x 20’ shipping container is full to the brim.  It took help from our son, his friend, and others from Church about 3 hours to empty our house into the container.  I don’t know what we would have done without them.  I hate to admit it but I am getting to the age where it would have taken us weeks to do what they did efficiently in just a few hours.  They were a husky group with the strength to get it done quickly.  We are so appreciative for the help.

We now live in our RV parked next to our house as we wait for closing the home sale.  As soon as it is done we can hit the road south.  On our leisurely trip down the Alaska Highway, we will enjoy stops at Destruction Bay, Laird Hot Springs, and Edmonton Mall indoor water park. 

Our trip will be a good way to make the transition to our retirement lifestyle which will include gardening, golfing, grandkids, exercise, service, and an aggressive savings program for the next five years, since I am only 60 years “young” and want to continue making money until I just can’t do it anymore. 

Our two oldest sons, who own cyber-businesses, are teaching us the ins-and-outs of making money on the Internet with legitimate self-made products and website advertizing.  It is a fascinating world which Baby-boomers are just beginning to embrace.  One of my goals is to help people retire a little bit early by learning how to do honest business online. 

My Retirement Freedom Blog is approaching 11,000 reads.  My online friends are over 2800 with many in exclusive and secure email group.  The great news is I can do my online business in 2-3 hours a day according to whatever best fits my schedule thus the list of other interest mentioned previously. 

Though not necessary, I plan on doubling my retirement income with my own part-time business adventures.  It will provide for extra travel and a nice nest egg for our children when we depart mortality.  The magic really does happen with 15-20 dedicated hours per week; online business can continue working when you are off doing other things.  If you can write, speak (podcast), and research, you can do this.  All the online tools are available and not terribly difficult to learn even for us Baby-boomers.  I will keep you posted. 

If you want more details on how to create and monetize you own online “brand” please sign up for my secure email group to the left of this post.  I give the particulars there in order to protect my copyrighted material.