In a recent article by ABC7Chicago.com, Spring, Texas retiree Terry Robison details his plans to spend his retirement living at the local Holiday Inn. He cites regular cleaning, someone to check up on him (in the form of the regular cleaners), free maintenance, and amenities included in the daily room rate as reasons for his decision.
It got me to thinking, about creative ways to live in retirement if your savings aren’t what you had hoped. Some of them include some sort of co-housing (much like the Holiday Inn). Others are more creative:
- Moving in with your kids (God help us)
- Buying a Tiny House (and then constantly complaining about how small it is)
- Getting married – one house means fewer bills
- Not getting married, just shack up– there can be Social Security benefits to this
- Getting married to your hired health care worker – the benefits here are obvious
- Shopping in the Who-hoo! Section of King Soopers – amazing deals on donuts and cut flowers
- Vacation plan at the last minute to take advantage of desperation deals from cruise companies, hotels, and airlines
- Volunteer at the activities you used to pay for: theater, art museum, ski resorts
- Living on a houseboat
- Living on a Jet-Ski
See, there are lots of ways to enjoy retirement without breaking the bank!