I have had a challenging time as I have watched my economic standing take such a rough beating lately.
My entire working career has been engaged in a professional endeavor that required plenty of expensive education.
I had always been an ethical woman who went above plus beyond what was always expected. The rule I grew up with was the harder a person actually worked, the better the money would be down the line. As I rose through the ranks, I always had my eye on the corner office with its own Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C device control. I did find my way to that wonderful office plus all the perks that came along with it. I was just naive to think that I would be able to keep getting paid with the way business was going. There is a point when, no matter how wonderful you are, the size of the salary becomes a real target for budget cuts. This is precisely what happened to me as soon as I hit my early fifties. My basic plan was to work until I was 65 or so but, that didn’t actually happen. I was entirely dumped on a Sunday afternoon. It was humiliating but all I could do was take my severance plus move on. However, I am managing now but, I have to be sure that I make every single dollar count. I am on top of things such as the cost of Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C. I have become absolutely proactive at stretching the household budget in order to provide for my family while I move on to the next work chapter in my life.