Investing Over 40 — Dreads, Coffee, and FORBES Magazine
Sitting with my coffee and the latest issue of FORBES Magazine, I get in-touch with a different side of myself. It may seem a bit far-fitting that a dread-headed, stay-at-home-schooling-mom who strives to live a simple life below her means…would be into financial jargon; researching this, or analyzing that. But that’s just one of the many sides of me.
The fact that I’m buying into my future by ‘flirting’ with the stock market—all-be-it at a very ‘newby’ level…at best—in order to try and secure financial independence, just means that I’ve come-to-realize that being ‘freely employed’ doesn’t tend to offer a 401K package or contribute much to Social Security. Buying shares and taking my chances with the market just seems the smartest move to this forty-something investor.
I’m satisfied that opening an IRA account at my age is better late than never. …
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