crazy retirement opprtunity or not?
dh and i are still working in our home based business, caring for the disabled.
he's way past retirement age and has been ill for years.
while caring for people is very rewarding, it leaves us no time for ourselves and life is oh so complicated and busy.
we'd both love to just be together alone for a few years.
however we need to work to supplment his pensions because we have a farm with a large mortgage and associated upkeep of a farm property of this size.
if we sold we could pay cash for an opportunity which has come up suddenly. we don't know yet if we can manage to live on his pension alone without the mortgage or if we'll still need additional income.
we'd like to invest the remaining money from the sale of our place and hopefully earn some interest that way.
i am much younger and shall likely outlive him within five years.
at that time i'll lose half of his pension and have to work anyway.
with that sum of money invested ,plus the equity in another home i own outright i could buy or build another home business.
would you take the risk?