Contrary to a lot of other boomers, Nancy and I are blowing it.
We’re spending money.
Remember the bumper sticker on the back of the oversized motor home… We’re Spending Our Kids Inheritance… There never was an inheritance for our kids. So my bumper sticker would have read, We Spent All We Have.
A few years ago, I thought maybe, if I caught a good break, there could possibly be enough in our piggy bank to retire on when I was Going Like Seventy. Yeah, we caught the same break all baby boomers did.
Our solution is simple, and you should follow our lead. Spend money. Frivolously. Buy stuff you don’t need, but want. Nancy will start drawing Social Security this summer.
We’ll blow it.
We just bought a 50 inch TeeVee, hopefully the Smart car will be arriving soon, and we’re going to Boston in June.
The Lost Girls are tempting Boomers to take off with deals like these from American Airlines:
Los Angeles – Los Cabos, Mexico: $75
Miami – Aruba: $135
Dallas/Fort Worth – Monterrey, Mexico: $142
Miami – St. Croix, U.S.V.I.: $156
New York Kennedy – London Heathrow, England: $196
Los Angeles – London Heathrow, England: $203
New York Kennedy – Brussels, Belgium: $210
Dallas/Fort Worth – Paris Charles de Gaulle, France: $277
Miami – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: $337
Miami – Sao Paulo, Brazil: $337
New York City – Buenos Aires, Argentina: $350
Chicago O’Hare – Shanghai, China; $351
New York Kennedy – Tokyo Narita, Japan: $425
Dallas/Fort Worth – Buenos Aires, Argentina: $497
Book by 3/10 at AA.com.
You can thank me when you get home.
I think I feel another international vacation coming on.