The idea for Frugal Fables came as I was filling in for the receptionist at my local naturopathic clinic. The most challenging aspect of the job was booking appointments for busy career women. Some women told me they started work at seven in the morning and they wouldn’t be home until past our closing time of 7 p.m. Scheduling was tricky.
One day a woman expressed to me her fear that she would soon be pushed into retirement. I peered up at her from behind the reception desk. Pushed?
Personally, I would love to retire. I can’t believe people actually dread it. Some say they don’t know what they will do with themselves, but most say they fear they won’t have enough money to retire.
This might be an assbackward way of looking at things but I have figured out how much income I will have at age sixty and beyond and decided I can live on it. So what’s to fear?
Anyway, I told the woman that was being pushed into retirement that it’s not so bad if you can live on next to nothing. I laughed and told her I’d been doing so for years. She said, “You should teach a class.”
And so I should, but in the meantime Frugal Fables was born.