This is the true story of a how a sweet, young, Jewish girl grew up to become the wise, worldly, fun-loving Retirement Yenta. Retirement Yenta was born and raised in the “Wilds of Connecticut.” Back in the days of her beloved childhood (when she was but a wee little lass) she began dreaming her dreams. This littlest of Yentas dreamed about growing up, moving to the Big City, and having a home at the beach, and she did (and continues to do) those things. When she turned 16, Mother Yenta sent little Retirement Yenta out to join the workforce. Your dear Yenta got her first job sorting eggs at a local chicken farm. (Yes, dear Readers, when Retirement Yenta talks about growing up in the Wilds of Connecticut, she is talking about a land of farms, countryside, and a few people missing some teeth.) Later, Retirement Yenta decided chickens and the sorting of their eggs was simply not for her. She had big plans and needed to move to a more socially acceptable job. So, she started flipping burgers at the local pharmacy. After college, your dear Yenta left the Wilds and moved to New York City, where she began her life in the workforce in earnest. Even though she had started dreaming of a life of leisure and retirement on that first day sorting eggs, her New York City jobs really inspired her to dream bigger and better retirement dreams.
Your dear Yenta worked as a marketer of ideas about money throughout her entire career of 35 years, and continues to do so to this very day. One might think that blogging about financial tips would be the way to go, but, no, dear Readers, this Yenta has bigger fish to fry. Retirement Yenta is all about having a good life, and the ol’ moola is only one tiny part of it.
Today, this Yenta continues her work as the owner and founder of RM Strategic Marketing. When she does find time to practice for her impending retirement, your dear Yenta finds herself at the beach. She is also hard at work figuring out new ways to retire (see her blog post about Finding your Retirement Level). Retirement Yenta is always looking for two things: ways to save a buck, and ways to have her cake and eat it too (i.e., retiring and continuing to work).
Now, sit back and read a spell, because Retirement Yenta wants to share some non-financial retirement tips with you—her dear Readers.