Last Wednesday, I discussed with one of my colleague, this mid-30’s guy, has been working part-time for a long time and last year, our company offered him a fix position, meaning: increase salary, 4 weeks vacation per year, 1/2 the health insurance paid, 2nd pillar contribution, etc.
I asked him if this new life (fix job) has changed his life, he said: yes! but now I am working more, I have more stress and pay much more taxes! So far nothing special as it makes sense to all of us, but then I asked him what about saving for his retirement, he look at me with two large open eyes, and repeated, saving for retirement? but for what?
I was under shock, I told him, but now you can make a 3rd pillar account, save on taxes, or pay back your pension fund, or save some money for emergencies, he continues to look at me like if I was insane.
I understood that he is not interested in his future because he leaving one day after another one.
I must say that it is really difficult for my wide and myself to understand that kind of position after all we are doing to ensure an early and comfortable retirement.
Not everybody has the same goals in life, but I believe that it should be a must to think about the future.
Do you know this kind of people? what do you do?