Fandango’s Story Starter #16

Fandango’s  Story Starter prompt today looks interesting.
“It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you an incomplete “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that partial sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.”

It was in the spring of 2010 when I first realized that I could be debt free by the time I retired. I only had five more years to pay on my house mortgage. I was paying off my credit card bill in full each month. I put money away every month toward my “next car fund.” I wanted to pay cash for a newer car once I retired. I would have my life insurance policy paid off in 2015. I put away a little money for each grandchild’s schooling. I was getting ready for the next phase of my life. I wasn’t exactly sure when I would retire, so I needed to be prepared, just in case.

17 thoughts on “Fandango’s Story Starter #16

      1. I remember using my final paycheck and redundancy pay to halve our mortgage, then we cashed in our endowment policy and used our savings to clear the rest. It left us with about £200, but it was the best thing we ever did. Now we don’t owe a penny to a soul and if we can’t afford it, don’t have it until we can!

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