My Retirement Plan

What is your retirement plan?

Are you a 401(k) person?

I will tell you right now that I’m a lousy planner. When I was young I put money in a simplified employee pension plan, but then took it out.

Twice.

Why did I take it out?

Because I had needs.

I paid a penalty on that early withdrawal and so I decided that I was not going to invest in a retirement plan ever again.

And I haven’t.

I don’t understand these retirement plans.

They’re too confusing for me. Additionally, I’m not that kind of person.

It seems like they have too many rules.

Are you that kind of person also?

I suspect that there are many types of retirement plans.

I read once where someone asked a taxi driver what his retirement plan was.

The taxi driver put his finger to his head and pretended to shoot a bullet. He said: That’s my retirement plan.

I don’t wanna go down that route, but I don’t wanna go down the route of a 401(k).

I don’t trust the government, and so I don’t trust anything that they set up.

Usually what they set up turns out to be a rip off for me.

Maybe they’re not, but that’s the way I feel about them.

So here is my retirement plan.

I’m going to trust the process and do the best I can for the benefit of my patients and my employees.

I’m going to trust in the principles of Jesus Christ.

That may sound like a crazy plan to you, but I don’t know any other plan that works for me.

And if Jesus should decide that I live my golden years as a pauper, I will have to accept that.

I don’t trust the plans of men.

In the past, I’ve tried thinking of things ahead of time, and none of those things have ever worked.

To tell you the truth, thinking about retirement gives me unhappiness and anguish.

My plan right now is to work until I drop dead at work.

I want to drop dead at work. Why wouldn’t I want to die in a place where I feel comfortable?

That’s my retirement plan.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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