I’ve come to this website to try and raise some kind of money for my parents to stop working. My Dad is 73 and still having to work doing driving work for the local University, local gardening work and even a paper round in the mornings which does make me sad sometimes as he shouldn’t have to be doing these things at his age. He used to have his own business but things didn’t work out and he had to sell what he had about 15 years ago for not much at all. I his son, am 23 so a big part of this is because he had me at a fairly old age of 50 meaning when he gets to the age he is now, he can only really retire if I’m able to help him out money wise but my job doesn’t pay enough for him and my Mum to just retire and not do anything. He also has £50,000 worth of debt due to a loan he took out recently just to make some improvements on the house that were needed but this is another reason why he has to keep working, to pay that off over time.
My Mum on the other hand is 61 and still works part time in a clothing store for not very good money at all, I do give them both some house keeping for what I can afford but it’s nothing compared to what they need to pack up and retire.
As I said it does make me sad and frustrated when I see them both still working hard because of all they’ve done for me I don’t believe they deserve to still be working and I think to myself, when will they be able to stop working? Once I’ve got a better position/job? I work hard myself at what I do in Construction but there’s still only a limit of what I can achieve and it doesn’t seem anytime soon I’ll be earning six figures and be able to support them and allow them to enjoy their well deserved retirement.
So what I’m really asking is just for someone to help me out but not for me, for them because all I want after all their years of working is to not worry about work and be working till they can’t walk and enjoy what retirement they have left.
I’ve never done one of these before and not to sure how it works or if it works but it’s worth a go and just hope someone out there who likes to help others reads this and chooses to help us as much as they can. I guess when you look at the £50,000 loan my Dad took out and for them to quit their jobs and retire you’d be looking at £100,000-£150,000 donation overall, I can’t really believe I’m saying that likes its nothing because it’s not but I guess that’s what this website is for and how amazing it would be if this was achieved.
So that’s about it really, I know there’s plenty of people in the world in situations like this and worse but this is just one of my ways of trying to solve it and I really hope it works for my parents sake.
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