During a chance encounter at a local eatery, someone a recent retiree who had purchased my book came up to me to congratulate me and ask how I was doing. "Well, I said, "other than the fact that I cracked a molar last week, pretty good."
"I feel your pain, as my wife and I have had our share of dental issues since we retired." He suggested that for the next edition I add some comments about dental expenditures in Chapter Seven, Dealing with Detours, or even in Chapter Three about estimating retirement expenses. Now that my bills for the procedure are starting to arrive, I can see that he had an excellent point. As my dentist said, as we age, our teeth and bones become more brittle. And the worst of it is that most retirees don't have dental insurance.