- Aug. 4, 2014 -
Everyone says the 40 is the new 30. I will disagree. We may look 30 but we are still middle age. At 46 I thought my life would be so different. Although I followed most of the rules go to school get a degree. The only rules I broke was not getting married or having children. Getting married meant compromising. I've always like have my own way. Most of my friend who got married are divorce. Enough about my personal life. The reason I call my generation the new middle age is we have lost the 40/40 rule our parent told us about. Work 40 hour on a job for 40years and get a pension. Many of us have had to change jobs every 7 years. Pensions have are almost as obsolete a pager. Jobs have decreased salary while the cost of living has gone up. In last 10 years I have meet so many people including my self who are changing careers at 40. Many people in their 40's don't have any type of retirement account. I f we were 30 that would give us 10 extra year to save for retirement. I have friends who took a buyout from the big three. Once they payed off all their bills the money was spent. The few who did have retirement money had to live off those funds until they found a job. When they finally found a job it paid less then their previous one. We don't have a choice but to find a second income. Who in their 40s want to get a second job. The crazy thing is if we were in our 30s we might have the energy to work 60 hrs. Many people in their 40s are now consider the working poor. For proof click==> http://clipjacker.com/watch.php?vid=5382
Employers and the government have proven they don't care about us. What I suggest people do is start a business it can be a multi level marketing , online marketing and online tutoring. They can use their talents such as web designing, writing, drawing etc at out sourcing sites. The fact is if we don't find away to make extra income we will be working in our 70s. Well I guest 70 will be the new 60. click ==> http://clipjacker.com/watch.php?vid=5382 to see why you don't want ot be one of th working poor..