What is the money for…?

You work hard for your money.

You’re 40+, you work all the hours under the sun….. For what? Work is good. Money is good, but living for tomorrow? Tomorrow never comes.

Put dates on calendars, please. Plan a holiday, go for dinner, reward yourself just a little but do it often. Work is work, but remember your family, your partners and/or your friends. Do you remember the last time you went out to eat? Weigh up the cost versus the invaluable family time.

When was the last time you went on holiday?

Again cost vs invaluable time. Save for that holiday. Take a couple of hours pay and ring-fence that for your next holiday trip. Book early! The earlier the better or more to the point, the earlier the cheaper. Plan it, book it, put a deposit on it way in advance and then save up slowly and pay off the balance.

For those of you who don’t or haven’t travelled much if at all, it’s not that daunting. Just remember, if you’re going abroad, to have your passports, visas (if required) and travel insurance organised well in advance.

Set yourselves a goal.

The most common failure people make is to say that they’ll do it when they have the money…. Erm… No. Especially if you’re not well paid or don’t have savings to fall back on. Don’t use that as an excuse. All the money you have now is all the money you need, just take a little of it and put it aside.

Can you tell me when and where your last holiday was? Where was it to?

Have you considered a short cruise perhaps? Or a trip into Europe on a train?

And what can you recommend to anyone who wants to travel but hasn’t quite made up their minds?

Forty Plus and not ready to be written off. There is so much more to do and to learn. Today is the first day of the rest of your life, so live it, and live it well...

4 thoughts on “What is the money for…?”

  1. Hello Ali,

    They say, “Life really begins at 40.” I am still on my early thirties but you are absolutely right. And it gives me determination that at 40 I have to remain stable and see the world is on my side as it unfolds everything to me. It is wiser to invest young and see great returns as you grow old.


  2. Hi,

    I think your Website is super. I like your style of Writing too. Short sentenses, straight to the point.

    Travelling can also be stressful for some people. But I guess it comes back to how healthy one is. Anyway, I see the point when 40+ is the right time people should think about Travelling.


    1. Hi Oliver,

      I understand that traveling can be stressful. I think the main thing is a trying to look after number one every once in a while, whenever it is possible to do so. A timeout could just be a change of scenery, it could even be just a bed and breakfast or a small motel, a mile and a half down the road. We tend to put things off until…until we cant put things off anymore and the choice is taken out of our hands….

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