I write articles about all aspects of retirement income, especially annuity and drawdown. I also regular appear in the national press and occassionaly on radio and TV.
In the Chinese animal zodiac 2020 is the year of the rat and what a ratty year it has been! Who at the beginning of the year would have predicted how devastating the coronavirus pandemic would be?
The ensuing health and financial crisis was a ‘Black Swan’ event on a global scale and the misery caused will have a long-lasting effect on all of our daily lives and our personal finances. But hopefully now the vaccine is being rolled out lives will start returning to the new normal, whatever that may be, in 2021.
When I look back on 2020, I think we at Better Retirement, like many other advisers, can hold our heads up high because we have served our clients well and helped them through the most difficult of times.
The Happiest Man on Earth
I listened to an inspiring radio interview with Eddie Jaku who has just written a book entitled “The Happiest Man on Earth”
Eddie has just celebrated his 100th birthday which is amazing considering he survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and was rescued by American soldiers.
While he was recuperating in hospital he vowed that if he survived he would be the happiest man on earth and he would be helpful and kind, everything his captors were not.
I think we all can all learn a lot from Eddie's approach to life especially as financial happiness should be the most important goal for everybody.