Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Money

Hubby's friend is receiving a large pay out from his wife's job, as she died so young her 'death in service' payment is huge.
It is a very sad way to receive money but he will have enough to put a roof over his head for the foreseeable future.

I did all the calculations, I worked out the finances and made the decision that I would retire by Christmas 2017, woohoo, I was on a count down.

Over the weekend I checked out the figures my L&M had given me for his side of the plans.

I have no idea what he was thinking of but he made a huge miscalculation.

I will now be working for another 3 to 5 years, to say I'm devastated would be putting it mildly, I shall be trundling round at work with a Zimmer frame!


16 comments:

Felicity said...

I'm really sorry to hear that.

Hard up Hester said...

Thank you

Treaders said...

Oh my goodness, that is awful. I'm so sorry for you. Bloody men eh! Anna

Witch Hazel said...

Oh Hester, I'm so sorry to hear that. You're due some good luck, not disappointments like this.

Eeek said...

Oh bugger and just when you thought you could see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Eeek said...

Oh bugger and just when you thought you could see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Hard up Hester said...

As the saying goes, the light art the end of the tunnel was some bugged with a torch bringing me more work

galant said...

That is awful, Hester! Did he run out of fingers and toes on which to count?
Margaret P

Hard up Hester said...

To be fair he was working from some information that we had asked for, unfortunately the information was incomplete.

Jim Sutherland said...

We are fortunate and do not have a mortgage but live very well on £300 a week. If you have less check out what the gov will give you

TrishWish said...

Nooo! Keep working at it. Perhaps there is another way? Don't loose hope!

Hard up Hester said...

Thanks for the info Jim, I'll look into it.

Laura blackpool said...

Put your figures and info into the benefits calculator at entitled to website it'll tell you if and what you can claim

kelley said...

I'm so sorry...you deserve a break...why don't you start a Go Fund Me Account...everyone else does!

Jo said...

What a disappointment! Hopefully it won't be as long as 3-5 years when you've researched everything people recommend.

Hard up Hester said...

Thanks Kelley, but I don't think a Go Fund Me Account is my thing.
Laura and Jim, if I gave up work we would be entitled to some help, unfortunately we live in a very expensive area so whilst we could pay the bills we couldn't afford to eat as well. We need to sell up to clear the mortgage, but then we will be in a top floor flat in an insalubrious area.