The more I read in the various internet forums and facebook groups the more I wonder where I have gone wrong in life.
I see people 10 to 15 years younger than me living fulltime in their RV and not having steady jobs. They travel , do jobs here and there, work freelance to pay the bills…but my question is .. and I am not sure how to ask without being rude…HOW THE HECK ARE THEY PLANNING FOR LATER ?
I mean… how can they prepare for the “golden age” when they don’t pay into SSI, have no pension from work, no 401k contrib from a employer ?
How do they stay healthy without preventative Healthcare ?
Ok.. I believe that this lifestyle is a lot cheaper than what most people consider “normal” you can boondock for free if you are not depending on a good working cellphone signal. But you still eat, need clothes, have repairs on your vehicles or god forbid on yourself.
AND there will be the time where they can’t work anymore or where they will need surgery
I mean sometimes I have bleak view of my chances of reaching retirement age without the economy collapsing or humanity deciding to kill each other ( zombie apocalypse and alien attack is and option too) but you still gotta have a plan for the future, or not ?
Am I the ant that wants to be the grasshopper or am I a dung bug rolling “dirt” up a hill just so someone can step on me ?