Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021

Do you need to work to pay your bills each month?

Are you set financially, or do you need to work to pay your bills? Is your pension, Social Security or investment income enough to keep you going each month?

Or is it essential that you keep bringing in extra money, at least part-time, to break even? If you’re self-employed, then count that as “yes.”

Many RVers work part-time jobs as they travel. They’re called work campers. Are you one of them?

Please let us know. And, remember, it may take a moment for the poll to load, so stand by. It’ll come along soon. (BTW – When we asked a similar question in April, it was directed to our readers 65 and over.)

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

21 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Richard Winchester
1 month ago

My wife and I are very fortunate and have 5 retirements between us. So we do not need to work and can enjoy our retirement.

Dean Y
1 month ago

I worked 41 years so I do not have to work to pay my bills while I am retired.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

Too young to retire!

Gary G
1 month ago

Doing fine with SS and investments but if the county and state keeps raising taxes things might change. Not counting what the politicians are doing to the economy.

Sink Jaxon
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary G

Agree…BOTH parties btw

rich
1 month ago

live beneath your means, avoid and pay off debt, save and invest. that is a roadmap to financial independence.

TIM MCRAE
1 month ago

We are not wealthy but we can live on our investment income, so we are blessed.

We don’t have to work because we allow our money to make more for us (the Mr Wonderful principal) but we choose to manage most of our investments ourselves.

Dr. Michael
1 month ago

I have been practicing medicine for 36 years and still work 6 days a week. I have a really bad feeling this issue with COVID is going to get much worse before it gets better. I am in north Florida and we have a hospital that currently has over 500 COVID patients so it looks like I will continue to take care of the people and put my camping days on hold.

wanderer
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Michael

Thank you for doing the right thing in this awful time. Hope you get a break soon and can get out there on the road and have some fun!

Admin
RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Michael

Thank you, Dr. Michael. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Kamwick
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Michael

Thank you for fighting the good fight. Your patients are fortunate to have you. Please protect yourself.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr
1 month ago

Fortunate for me, I had a steady job with a pension and I additionally saved in a 401 for many years. I would not say I am rich, but I cover my bills each month and have a little left over to enjoy what I want to do. I owe it all to my accountant / bookkeeper / wife who handles the money.

Ed K
1 month ago

Careful planning and sacrifice during my working years allow us to easily live within our means and enjoy our retirement. So no, I don’t have to work to pay our bills

Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed K

We did the same thing. When first married we started investing our money in a retirement fund. We did not live an extravagant lifestyle like most younger people did, new house, cars and other toys, but were comfortable.
Now both being retired and on SS and pensions, along with the RMD’s from our investments, we enjoy our retirement. If it wasn’t for high school and property taxes, we could do better than we did while working.

Dan and Benet Kruger
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed K

Same here….other than some weekend type vacations worked 6 days a week….Retired carpenter and wife retired gov worker….started retirement at age 58 and never looked back, 15 years now…. Note to young people your lifestyle NOW will effect your life later….Never lose sight of the prize…..

Diane M
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed K

We did the same. We didn’t make a lot of money while working, but we stayed out of debt, did without many luxuries, and invested what we could. Now with two pensions and SS, we live comfortably and even have some luxuries, like our beloved travel trailer.

Dan
1 month ago

Thankfully, we don’t need to work, but my wife occasionally works part-time to stay connected with her former coworkers. We started planning for our retirement over twenty years ago and it’s working for us, as long as we stay sensible. The future is never certain, but we will enjoy it while we can.

Bob p
1 month ago

Retired from GM at 56 yrs old, my late wife was 11 yrs younger than me. Due to her smoking habit she developed lung cancer and I had to go back to work to provide good health insurance for her. Sadly she passed away before SS or Medicare kicked in. I didn’t give our age difference a thought when we were dating. It sure did affect my life later.

Kasey
1 month ago

I’m “only” 49, so still a working stiff 😉

Judy G
1 month ago

Did work the first six winters just to be sure I could afford the lifestyle….

Tom B
1 month ago

Not retired yet. But counting down….

Follow us!

31,714FansLike
26,403FollowersFollow
66,000SubscribersSubscribe