While my retirement is still smooth sailing and going to budget (a working spreadsheet which makes many conservative assumptions and (for now) runs projections to the end of year 2027), the economic and political climate has changed horribly. This anniversary finds me being a bit more introspective. I am a wee bit less optimistic about the future. For example, a decade or more of runaway-inflation (which I believe is the only way the federal government can deal with the obscene national debt) could prove devastating; contingency planning is essential, but facts for items such as the cost of healthcare do not exist.
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