(Five years into layoff, I became eligible for Medicare and annuities, and took ‘em. Am I retired? Shucks, no!)
Find something you love doing, and work on becoming the very best at it. Plan to live forever, or die tomorrow.
SS: Raise the contribution cap, no problem! Oh, and quit raiding it for the General Fund.
Money: Don’t look now, friend, but it’s ALL IOUs; that’s OK, as long as they spend. In the sixties, two-thirds of all the money in the world was bits on computer tape. Now, it’s probably ten times that (…do the math; yup!)