Portfolio PAIN Isn’t A Four Letter Word

Pleasures are to be avoided if they result in greater pain, and pain is to be welcomed if it results in greater pleasure. –  Epicurus Pleasurable investing is an oxymoron. Good luck adopting buying high and selling low into your investment policy. The human body’s reactions to pain provide sound investing advice. Our default state…

So Many Songs We Forgot To Play…..When is My Retirement?

Being able to choose your response instead of reactivity is absolute freedom. Don’t react to your retirement; start planning it. Our weekly links are a terrific place to start. Will $1 Million be enough for you to retire? The Motley Fool Getting your Teen to open a Roth IRA is a great idea. thestreet.com Americans’…

Should Aaron Judge Click On Invest With Tony?

LifeHack – When you win the game, quit playing. As Bob Marley eloquently stated: The day you stop racing is the day you win the race. Yankee star Outfielder Aaron Judge decided to ignore this advice. Friday, the team reportedly offered a guaranteed seven-year contract of over $30,000,000 annually. Judge and his team nixed the…

Breathe The Pressure…..When Is My Retirement?

Long-term investors can’t avoid temporary market pain. It’s the fee one must pay for the miracle of compounding. Take away some stings by reading this week’s terrific retirement links. How does inflation affect how much you can withdraw from your retirement account? Morningstar Simple advice and common sense are what retirement investors need. AARP Checklists…

Your Portfolio Isn’t A Financial Plan

Would your portfolio exist in a vacuum? Not according to Quantum Physicist Carlo Rovelli. The properties of an object are how it acts upon other objects; reality is this web of interactions. Instead of seeing the physical world as a collection of objects with definite properties, quantum theory invites us to see the physical world as a…

I’m Not Your Stepping Stone…..When Is My Retirement?

An underfunded retirement is a real slap in the face. Learn how to defend yourself by reading this week’s terrific links. Older adults have a different inflation rate than their younger counterparts. Morningstar Gen Z is saving more than Millennials. Yahoo Finance The DOL doesn’t want Cryptocurrencies in 401(k) plans. JD SUPRA Retirement planning isn’t…

Getting Older Can Be A Blessing Or A Curse

Read this before prematurely leaving your job. Don’t retire for the wrong reason. There’s a cure for workplace irrelevancy. Fluid intelligence is God’s gift to the young. Psychologist Raymond Cattel defines this as the ability to reason, think flexibly and solve novel problems. It is what we commonly think of as raw smart smarts, and…

I Can’t Stop To Mess Around….When Is My Retirement?

With age comes increased wisdom and experience. Don’t waste these assets. Start planning your retirement by reading this week’s terrific links. Dying without a will is an evil plan for your heirs. next avenue Retirement returns are unpredictable. Monevator Don’t let money run your life. Young Money  Don’t let overconsumption destroy your retirement plans. Prime…

Mediocrity Is A Strategy

 The worst thing you can be is average. – Anonymous Average investors may disagree. Bland and mediocre investing minted many new millionaires over the last several decades. More on that later. Turning to the past, we find another field where mediocrity was a preferable destination to carnage. The French Philosopher Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) lived…

I Ain’t Never Comin’ Back…..When Is My Retirement?

Letting a conflicted media scare you about current events isn’t a good use of your time. Use some of your precious moments to read our terrific retirement links. Don’t let people who get paid to attract attention influence your retirement portfolio. The Reformed Broker Is 65 the right age for claiming social security? The Motley…