If you listen to all the doomsday predictions and naysayers, then you probably don't think you have any shot at retiring. Not so says one Kansas State University professor. According to Fred Brock, people can still retire even during a steep recession. The key is not only trying to maximize earnings, but more importantly cutting costs. It's often unpopular to resort to scrimping and saving every last dime, but this is your retirement people! If it is truly important to you then you may have to make sacrifices. You might even need to move into a smaller home. If you owe money on your current home, renting it out could provide an additional source of income. In short, no pain no gain.
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