Getting out and about
As you get on in years and no doubt having retired from paid employment, it is important to keep abreast of unnecessary expenditure, particularly if you are planning on being around for a good while yet. One such expense is travel. Now if you have your drivers licence and are a keen and competent driver then there is certainly no need to be hanging around the house all day watching the tele or staring at the ceiling. Not at all. In fact now is the ideal time to get out there and enjoy life, but what about the cost? With the continuing rise and fall of petrol prices, those hardest hit are certainly the more senior of our citizens and it would be fair to say the result is a certain amount of elderly folk going stir crazy. However, there is a definite light at the end of the tunnel and with a little forethought this expense can be reduced to a more suitable sum. One option is if you have a larger, more familyoriented vehicle it might be a good idea to trade it for something smaller and suited to your changing needs. If you already have a small vehicle, perhaps your outings could include a number of friends who can help off-set the cost. Another option that is proving quite popular today, although more suited to the relatively spritely, is the purchase of a moped. With a cc rating of just under 50, these can be driven with just a car licence and cost next to nothing to run. The only drawback of course is the riding of such is weather-driven. You don’t want to be out and about in the cold and wet. It’s not only miserable, but can be dangerous, although on finer days this mode of transport is perfect, particularly for visiting friends and family and popping down to the local shops.