Thursday, February 17, 2011

A fallback career

The problem with being either a professional or being an employee is you earn your keep actively -- that means that if you stop working, the income stops. What if you suddenly cannot work? Like if you get old? Or sick? Or laid off? These exit signs (well, except for getting old) are sometimes not expected at all, so if you haven't invested or even put aside some money, you might be floundering when you suddenly find yourself without an income.

That's why it's important for us to have a fallback.  For me, my fallback is all online -- paid blogging gigs and online selling.  I will be soon blogging about this (in the soon to be launched onlineraket.com -- watch out for it!)  Of course, I'm also investing in mutual funds.  I only hope that it will all be enough so that we (hubby and I) won't have to be dependent on our kids when we get old and we retire.

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