The Wiser leading the Wise and the Way
I have a friend who is turning 91 in Sept 2014. We celebrated her 90th last year by visiting her house with some of her favourite food. She was so excited and happy. I love visiting her every Sunday afternoon. She is a single mother since her late husband passed away when she was 52 years old. She never worked when her husband was still alive. When her husband died, they just moved in to a commission house in Seaforth, NSW. She had 3 sons, one died and 2 still alive. She decided to ask her husband's ex-company for a job. She was offered a job, to be the tea lady. She started earning money, so she decided to buy the housing commision which costed her $8000 at the time. The house is worth $1.2m now, unencumbered, and she is still there.
This 91 year old, lives within her means, happy and healthy. Still travel around to do her shopping and still independent.