Abe’s Story

Updated : Oct 22, 2019 in Articles

Abe’s Story


A bad day’s fishing is better than a
good day at work. Vanderhoof, BC is the greatest town that
I’ve ever lived in. It’s beautiful, it’s
a lumber industry town and I enjoy it. I worked at the mill for 35 years and I
wanted to retire because I was almost
65. I was very nervous. I was scared.
It was tough; it’s a big decision to make. He actually took a month off
once just to see what it would feel
like, and I just noticed how much more
relaxed he was, how much happier he was. He seemed to be
really enjoying it. Abe was reluctant to retire, he was
actually afraid, “would I have enough
money? Because I’m not going to be
getting that paycheque every two weeks.” If it didn’t fan out,
nobody would hire a 65 year old guy. We
took a look at their cash flow and tried
to make it as easy as possible. You walk in there
and it’s like meeting an old friend.
She’s very helpful. It did take a few appointments to pin
point all these things to put together
what their future was going to look like. She asked us
how much we would need for living, how
much our hydro would be, our telephone, and you know, all our bills. I basically
connected the dots. We looked at a CPP,
and government pensions, his RSPs. And I said, “you know what Abe, you have
enough money to do this!” Oh, there is always something to do
around the house, and of course my wife
has a long “honey-do list.” But I just take a scissor and cut it
shorter if I wanted to go fishing. I ran into Abe shortly after he retired
and you know what, it worked! He was
doing all those things that he wanted to
do. It’s exciting when you feel like you have impacted
someone’s life. Well if it wasn’t for
Kathy I think he would still be working. I would definitely suggest go see her,
she’s a good girl, I love her.

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