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What Can You Do With $1,400 a Month?

I don’t know about you, but for me, not much. However, according to the Social Security Administration, that is approximately the average monthly benefit amount that retired seniors received as of December 2016. This highlights the importance of having limited reliance on Social Security income later in life. It is no longer enough to have something set aside to supplement one’s Social Security benefits; in fact, it is looking more and more likely that Social Security itself will be the supplemental – rather than main – source of income. Currently, my husband and I spend a third of that amount on food in our household each month. It is imperative that we plan appropriately if we want to maintain a decent standard of living in our senior years. We do not have to live lavishly (while that would be nice), but it would also be rather unfortunate if we worked for 40+ years and ended up living in squalor in our old age.

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In the Interim: Thoughts from a 20-Something Adult (?)

Hey friends,

I know I’m a little late to the party, but I recently read #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. From my previous post you might have gathered that I often feel overwhelmed in the face of making major life decisions that involve money or the Way Far Future. A quick poll of my inner circle of friends reveals that I’m not the only one struggling with these concerns; from my newly married couple-friends who are apartment/house-hunting , to my other friends who are considering a return to school to boost their careers, there are a multitude of decisions that I and my friends need to make now that will ultimately impact the quality of our lives later on.

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In the Interim: Thoughts from a 20-Something Adult (?)

After graduating from physician assistant (PA) school in February of this year, and successfully landing myself a job at a relatively busy hospital, I find myself with an awkward amount of time that I need to fill before I start my permanent position. In the beginning, I reveled in having the ability to sleep in and catch up on the sleep that I had sorely missed during my schooling. I revisited old hobbies of mine, dusting off long-forgotten yarn projects and other crafts. When that became tedious, I turned to working on my physical fitness, since I have the stamina of an aged, wet noodle. This led to numerous walks with borrowed pooches and breath-taking views of Wollaston Beach at dusk.

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