The cost of living can be high, and this is true even in later years when one is retired.

It is possible that at times life will appear to consist solely of putting in effort each day in order to guarantee that there will be another day. It’s natural for people to be concerned about reaching retirement age, even if it’s still many years away.


This man from Texas spent a lot of time thinking about the issue at hand and came up with a particularly brilliant solution.


Meet Terry Robison, whose post on Facebook about his retirement plan garnered a significant amount of attention and engagement.

The expense of retirement can be prohibitive for a good number of people. Why should finding a place to call home set you back so much money?

Only in the United States are there a significant number of elderly people who are far from being able to afford retirement care.

Even though the cost of retirement has decreased slightly over the course of the past decade, there are still a lot of people who don’t make nearly enough money to be able to afford it.


Terry notes that the daily cost of living in an assisted living facility or retirement community is typically around $188.

if one were to spend their time at a Holiday Inn, which would cost them $59.23 per night. Therefore, he decided to book with Holiday Inn.

The Holiday Inn is not only less expensive, but it also provides a greater number of perks.

Some of these advantages also have a pretty decent flavor. There is no charge for breakfast, and it is typically very tasty.

Because of this, you will have a significant amount of extra money per day to spend on either lunch or dinner.


It’s possible that the idea of getting one free meal doesn’t seem like much. But when you add something like that up each day for a few years, you’ll see that it makes a huge difference.

“Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer etc.”

And those are just the benefits pertaining to leisure. Things that are absolutely necessary, such as breakfast, will continue as usual.

Additionally, complimentary toiletries are offered to guests at Holiday Inn.

While you are staying here, you won’t ever need to go out and buy shampoo, toothpaste, or soap again.

To this point, it seems nearly impossible to disagree with Terry, right?

“$5 worth of tips a day and you’ll have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.”


That is an extremely valid point to bring up. It would appear that both parties will benefit from this arrangement.

“There’s a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp). To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays. For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.”

I have to say, I’m starting to see your point of view.

It’s possible that it won’t be for a very, very long time before I have to start thinking about retiring.

When that time comes, however, at least I will know which choice is the superior one.


“It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.”


What are your thoughts? Does Terry make a convincing case for staying at Holiday Inn rather than moving into a retirement community?

Free breakfast and friendly service from the staff are two things that are hard to argue against, in my opinion.


You can watch the video below.