Don’t you love it when you have planned for retirement and can just sit back and just wait for that certain age to arrrive.
Unfortunately, all it takes is a single phone call and that could just change everything.
My broker called me this morning and said, “Remember that stock we bought and I said you’d be able to retire at age 55?”
“Yes, I remember”, I said, enthusuastically waiting for the rest of what he had to say.
“Well”, my broker continued, “your retirement age is now 108”.
I know the feeling only too well, having purchased stocks in the past that just plummetted in value as soon as the purchase went through. Even when I did make a killing on one stock (over 4,000%), I used the profits to buy penny stocks, most of which are now worth pennies. It helps if you can see the funny side of things though, but the thought of having to work for longer than you planned for and expected really hurts.
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