Funny Retirement Plan Cartoon Offers Smart Advice

Many years ago a retirement plan cartoon appeared which made all of us at PCH headquarters laugh out loud.  It showed a nervous job applicant sitting before an executive-type interviewer holding a big colorful envelope and saying, “We don’t exactly have a pension plan, but we do encourage our employees to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.”

It’s a funny cartoon and should not be taken too seriously: No one should pin his or her hopes of a comfortable retirement exclusively on the chance of winning our $1 Million Plus $5000 A Week For Life Mega Prize.  Saving, budgeting, investing, reading, and good common sense all have a place in the planning process for long-term financial security.

On the other hand, I would agree with part of that exec’s advice: Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!  You have nothing to lose – and a possible lifetime of financial security to gain.

You may be thinking “I’m many years away from retirement, so I don’t have to think about that yet.”  Well, the experts would not agree.  In recent weeks writers at The New York Times and guests on NBC’s Today Show offered the same counsel:  Whether you are 21, 41 or 61, it’s never too early to start planning your “Golden Years.”

And just think how “golden” things would be if you win a $1 Million Plus $5000 A Week For Life Mega Prize from Publishers Clearing House!  There would be plenty of money to pay off all your bills, to share with the people you love, to buy a new home or a new car (or two), or to travel to places you’ve always wanted to go.

So take my advice – and the cartoon’s: Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!

Just click here on this link to pch.com where you will find a variety of ways to Play and Win – like PCH Lotto, PCH Search & Win, PCH Games, and more.  And don’t forget: You can enter the sweepstakes at pch.com every day for more chances to win.

Maybe your door will be the next one that the PCH Prize Patrol knocks on to announce: “You are a winner in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!”  That would make a very lucrative retirement plan for your golden years!

Wishing you the best of luck.

Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador

 


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Linda Novak said...

I’d say I have it all figured out if I was to win such a BIG prize!!!!

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Bethie Biffany said...

I’m entering every time I get the chance and waiting for that special knock at my door. So the next time your out come on back down to Arkansas I’ll be waiting and ready to see what it will be like not to have to worry about tomorrow. Weather it is on computer or by mail I’ll be waiting for the next entry. Bring it on!!!!

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Michael Rolle said...

The Plus! In this Mega CASH PRIZE Is “Gold”1M + 5AWFL its that Golden Ticket to All Golden Opportunities I Dream of So a Knock @ The Door Could finally Change Everthang for me Absolutely! A Yes!

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Maureen Sousa said...

Great advice Dave!!!!

It is always important to save & invest for retirement… especially in TODAY”S economy..

But also with ALL the job losses ( including mine) & now the threat of my husband’s also.. Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes would be that GOLDEN Nest Egg to keep us from having our Golden Retirment years tarnished by the lack of funds put away… as it is now we may have to work until we are 90…

So I keep praying, hoping, & entering every day for a chance at that PCH GOLDEN EGG..

Godd Luck to all!!

Maureen

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Mrs. A.T. said...

It would be nice to have that nest egg. Most of us live from week to week and the money we are able to save is always needed for emergencies, home repairs… I enter everyday and will not give up hope.
When I win the picture will be of an ostrich egg in the nest with PCH stamped on it!

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CR in the "show-me" state said...

LOL….Oh my goodness!

been sitting on this here PCH-egg for sometime now, and gonna stay on it until it C R A C K S!

LOL….or at least until I crack. “Nobody comment!”…lol

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Lauralee Hensley said...

I agree with Mrs. A.T. above.
I remember the time that me and my husband were unemployed at the same time. His company downsized, and my job ended due to a client passing away and I was no longer needed to care for the individual. We had to tap into our savings for about a year. That pretty much ate our savings up and we had to start all over.
Yet, I’m not bitter about that. I already knew how to live cheaply if needed, because my folks were never rich when I grew up.

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DeLayne Perry said...

Hi Dave! Yes, when you are able to save and plan ahead you’re using good sense. Sadly, not everyone can do that so we do the thing that we do best! :) My thing is entering PCH and praying. I do both of those pretty good…. lol..! Here I go again… hope to see ya’ live some day! :)

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Nancy Sexton said...

I’m banking on God’s Kingdom economy to supernaturally “flow” like raging waters into my family’s lives!! We’d like to see our three children’s future nests get built first!! ~ Amen!!

God bless everyone!!

NKS

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dwayne dixon said...

i want you to come to knck on my door in i will oupin my door ok come to me i want ok so come to the bronx ny.

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Allen Choy said...

I did see a funny show on T.V. that was something like “Life of the Rich and Famous”. It showed a really extravagantly dolled up black lady driving an expensive sedan with a friend whooping it up down a Hollywood Boulevardish area. The reporter asked “How Did You Get So Rich?”. She Replied: “Honey, The Lottery of Course!”. She won something like 100 and something million dollars. That was unexpected and surprisingly surprising and funny!:) It can happen…

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sharon davis said...

i would like to have that nest egg it would be my dream come true i got my eye on this house that we like to get it. its for sale $99.900 its got a fireplace and a wet bar we like this house very much. so i hope i get to win the pch it would be so nice.

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Kanika Loeung said...

I would like to receive a special thing that having more value than diamond.It is kind like the magic that would be change my life to retirement early it is GOLDEN Nest Egg from Publisher Clearing House!
I always dream,pray,and waiting to hear a good new from Prize Patrol and PCHer everyday.

Kanika

Good Luck to me!!!

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Kanika Loeung said...

I entering Sweepstakes everyday and also always pray God but I do not known what will going happen in the future?
My co-workers said they love their life but to me I do not like my life because I’ve had unhappy life.I got loss my love,money and always disappointed and regret a lot of thing since I was 17 year old until now I am 46 years old.
Only one thing that can change my mine if I won receive a big check $1 Million from Prize Patrolers and PCHer who help me to survivor my living. I will not forget forever!!
I wise my life to become a bright sunshine with $1 Million from Publisher Clearing House!!

Kanika

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Gladys Mitchell said...

Winning the PCH sweepstakes would beca financial security being that I’m retired as the NYCPD dispatcher . I could retire with a financial peace if mind.

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Pedrina Drinkard said...

03/23/2012
Dear Dave Sayer Executive Director,
I just read on PCHblog the article titled “Funny Retirement Plan Carton Offers Smart Advice,” and I had the loud laugh like the PCH headquarters had!! It is so fun!! Well, it is all in GOD’s hands if I will be the win of $1 million plus $5000 A Week for Life Mega Prize. With my passion for PCH and GOD with me, I believe is possible. Thank you all of PCH family for so many opportunities you give to me and many others to be the win one day. May GOD continue to bless all of you and your family.
Sincerely,
Pedrina Drinkard
Ps. Dear Dave Sayer,thank you for the great laugh I had.

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