I do have disabilty insurance, but after I buy groceries,(I clip coupons) car insurance, gasoline, laundry supplies, housing & utilities & pay for just a few sanity/stress breaks such as fishing bait there's just not much left. I saved up for 3-4 months for a set of tires. Throw in the stuff that one doesn't normally think of such as taking my grandson to the museum or putt-putt golf, internet, phone etc, there just isn't much left.<quoted text>
If you will consider the advice of stranger, you might want to consider catastrophic coverage. It doesn't cost much, and it will keep you from being wiped out financially if you get sick.
But I am doing it on my own & have pride.
What some posters don't realize (no names) is that after 40-45, a lot of employment opportunity dries up.
Even tho age discrimination is against the law, One will never prove that one didn't get a job because of age.
I have moved up from my last job & when they hired me the mgr said, "We need someone with more maturity in that department." But it paid $8 an hr. The job I had before that went out of business & closed down. I am NOT bitch1ng, just explaining.
I am a few yrs from SS income & will still have to work then but that is my path in life.
I have 3 good sons & 1 very good grandson, 2 ex-wives of those 3 sons that I can talk to to, a roof over my head & food in the kitchen and I can live with that because it is what it is.