CHICAGO, Aug 20 (Reuters) – You can play with retirement
planning calculators from now until you’re 90, but it’s unlikely
any of them will factor in expenses like a $1,000 custom-made
satin-and rhinestone stage outfit.
That’s the first thing that Aurora Flores, 60, bought when
she retired last year after 20 years in public relations. The
New Yorker kicked her world music band up into high gear,
performing internationally and spending most of her spare cash
on items like traveling between shows and that sparkly stage
Yes. I needed some time to grow up–more than most people!
Might work. Seeing if I can scrape funds together.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nicholas Kennedy was in a rush to sell his condo in Sherman Oaks, California. He and his wife have a 3-month-old girl, and the couple wanted to be close to their families in the Dallas, Texas area.
So they met with area real estate agent Ben Salem about quickly offloading their 4-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath unit. Salem had some conventional suggestions – and one that surprised them.