National Geographic : 1964 Sep
"How we retired in 15 years with $300 a month" "Here we are, living in Southern California. We've a little house just a few minutes' walk from the beach, with flowers and sunshine all year. For, you see, I've retired. We're getting a check for $300 a month that will keep us financially inde pendent as long as we live. "But if it weren't for that $300, we'd still be living in Forest Hills, and I'd still be plugging away at the same old job. Strangely, it's all thanks to something that happened, quite accidentally, in 1948. It was August 17, to be exact. I remember the date because it was my fortieth birthday. "To celebrate, Peg and I were going out to the movies. While she went upstairs to dress, I picked up a magazine and leafed through it idly. Then, somehow, my eyes rested on an ad. It said, 'You don't have to be rich to retire.' Probably the rea son I read it through was that just that evening Peg and I had been saying how hard it was for us to put anything aside for our future. "Well, we'd certainly never be rich. We spent money as fast as it came in. And here I was forty already. Over half my working years were gone. Someday I might not be able to go on working so hard. What then? "Now this ad sounded as if it might have the answer. It told of a way that a man of 40-with no big bank account, but just fifteen or twenty good earning years ahead-could get an income of $300 a month, an income that would be guaran teed for life. It was called the Phoenix Mutual Retirement Income Plan. PHOENIX MUTUAL Retirement Income Plans GUARANTEE YOUR FUTURE "The ad offered more information. No harm in looking into it, I said to myself. When Peg came down, I was tearing a corner off the page. First coupon in my life I ever clipped. I mailed it on our way to the movies. "Fifteen years slide by mighty fast. They were busy, unpredictable years. I couldn't see into the future. But my Phoenix Mutual Plan was one thing I never had to worry about! 1963 came... I received my first check-and retired. "We sold the house and drove west. We're living a new kind of life. Best of all, we've security a rich family might envy. Our $300 a month will keep coming as long as we live." SEND FOR FREE BOOKLET This story is typical. Assuming you start at a young enough age, you can plan to have an income of from $50 to $300 a month or more-beginning at age 55, 60, 65 or older. Send the coupon and receive, by mail, and without charge, a booklet which tells about Phoenix Mutual Plans. Similar plans are available for women-and for Employee Pension Programs. Don't put it off. Send for your copy before you grow a day older. r----------------------- Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. 128 American Row, Hartford, Conn. 06115 Please mail me, without any obligation, Planfor your free 16-page booklet showing new Men Retirement income plans. Planfor Women -I Date of Birth Business Address Home Address.