It must be a sort of midlife crisis, or an OMS ( old marriage syndrome), or similar that I often think about the time after teaching, actually being retired with a good pension coming in, living near my own beautiful beach, surrounded by eye candies who serve my cocktails, while three stunners give me a full body massage with their lips. But, hmm, well, there are some things not really clear. The "old age pension" from my country of origin would be enough to eat a Mama soup daily. Now I'm looking at around 400 Euros, guess it was a huge mistake not to continue paying in the minimum to make sure that there's something I can be happy about, once the work's done There're a few other possibilities that could help me to receive a higher pension way earlier, considering countless broken bones, an artificial knee joint, etc...and a plan that could work out well, but still very far away. What are others thinking, once they're too old to teach Thai kids, or some health problems that might hit some of us sooner, hopefully later..... Any back up plans for the future? I wouldn't really appreciate to work ten more years now, then being so burned out and living of 16,000 baht/month until I'm leaving this planet thru a chimney in wifey's village. Just a few thoughts. Thanks in advance for your input. Not to forget, we need to see all from a very positive side, not everybody gets as old as some of use already are. Positive thinking helps a lot to live longer, but thinking about being 70 + years old and having three teeth, no insurance and one Mama soup per day, isn't really something I'm happy to look forward to. Mama Mia, hombre.