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Looks like I’ll be working longer into retirement…How about you?

May 12th, 2010 The Wilson Team Comments off

I saw this brief article on Inman News this morning and it rang a bell for me.  If you had asked me 20 years ago when I would retire, I would have proabably said “55-60″.  Well, I am approaching 60 and I probably will not retire until I am in my late 60’s at this point (I hope).  According to this article, at least I am not alone!  It seems that we all underestimated the effect of the various stock market crashes due to the S&L fiascos, the dot com busts, the Big Bank debacles, and the real estate crash that we are still experiencing today on our retirement plans.  We were all fooled into believing that the booms would go on forever and even when things turned down, they wouldn’t really effect our retirement since we had plenty of time to recover…..  Right! 

While most of us “Boomers” will be fine in retirement, it is obvious that it won’t be what we envisioned 20 years ago.  We will be working longer, living in smaller homes, travelling less and generally being more conservative…..Maybe this won’t be so bad after all!

Check out this article for more info on the retiring of the boomers.

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Beth Wilson Voted “Best Real Estate Agent” IN SW Roanoke County

May 6th, 2010 The Wilson Team Comments off

Beth Wilson, CRS, GRI

Beth Wilson of The Wilson Team and RE/MAX Valley, REALTORS was voted the Best Real Estate Agent in SW Roanoke County by the readers of the Roanoke Times, SWOCO edition. The readers vote for their favorite things in SW Roanoke County and Beth was Number 1. You can check out the entire list at the following link: http://blogs.roanoke.com/rtblogs/swoco/2010/04/30/best-of-swoco-2010/