I’ve probably done most of the things you expect a woman my age to have done: married and divorced; three children; variety of jobs over the years including a couple of home-based businesses and, finally, a pretty good career; gave up that career (and home and life) to move and take care of a dementing mother; adult daughter moved back home with a baby; financial struggles; sucker-punched by the post-2007 economy… waa, waa, waa – I know you probably tell a similar story (or worse).
(The reason I tell you this is not for sympathy… that gets us nowhere fast… but to let you know I understand there are reasons we (you!) may not be where we (you)’d hoped to be by now.)
I finally decided the only person I was going to be able to count on financially was myself and I’d better get off my ass before I became one of those dog-food-eating seniors you used to read about!
My solution was to go online. I was online, struggling around, messing about, for four years before my lightening bolt hit. I have no idea why it took me so long to see the light… moot point as I’ve figured it out now.
And my mission is to make sure you put all this in the right order, cut the corners you can and get to where you want to be in a shorter time frame than I have.