Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Glad to be here
Old 10-07-2005, 05:40 PM   #1
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2
Glad to be here

I am not retired yet, but want to retire at 60 (5 years to go). I spent the last few months going to seminars and interviewing Financial Planners. Pretty confusing and discouraging to say the least.

I was referred here by Cut-Throat. Thanks CT.
__________________
TomD is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Glad to be here
Old 10-07-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 34
Re: Glad to be here

Hi Tom, I'm new here also.

When I decided to retire in my 40's I was terrified of losing my nestegg so I started interviewing FA's left and right. That was even more terrfying! I had learned a very few investing principles and these FA's were going against them all. Chasing past returns, high fees/commissions, market timing, fund churning. I couldn't sleep at night and I just wanted to 'be taken care of' because I had no confidence in my ability to do my own investing. But I started reading some books, looking at websites (like this one) and slowly I started getting the hang of it. I had once thought there was no way I could ever invest on my own. Now I love it and have complete confidence in my decisions. I weathered the bear market without a single panic attack.

Gaining knowledge is the key (IMHO) to getting past confusion and discouragement. Even if you decide to go with an FA - you'll have the knowledge to pick the right one. No easy task, from what I have seen!

I'm not sure if you have already done some learning, but I have collected some good beginner articles - I'd be happy to pass them on to you if you like. I'm sure you and I will find some great insight from the seasoned posters on this forum. I'm always looking to learn new stuff!

__________________
Repairmanjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Glad to be here
Old 10-07-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,875
Re: Glad to be here

Quote:
Originally Posted by TomD
I am not retired yet, but want to retire at 60 (5 years to go). I spent the last few months going to seminars and interviewing Financial Planners. Pretty confusing and discouraging to say the least.

I was referred here by Cut-Throat. Thanks CT.
C-T is pretty sharp for a liberal

JG
__________________
MRGALT2U is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Glad to be here
Old 10-07-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
laurence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,165
Re: Glad to be here

Well, if you are CT's friend, we will refrain from eviscerating you for your first comment that deviates from ER dogma. Welcome to the board!

STAY AWAY FROM FINANCIAL PLANNERS! All I have to say on this subject.

psst....have you read 4 pillars of investing yet?
__________________
laurence is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Glad to be here
Old 10-07-2005, 07:12 PM   #5
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2
Re: Glad to be here

Laurance: I am reading 4 Pillars now.

MRGALT2U: CT a liberal? Oh no.......

Repairmanjack: I welcome any info you can shoot my way. Thanks.


__________________
TomD is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Glad to be here
Old 10-08-2005, 01:16 AM   #6
Full time employment: Posting here.
bosco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 987
Re: Glad to be here

Quote:
Originally Posted by MRGALT2U
C-T is pretty sharp for a liberal

JG
As a newcomer, I feel it is only fair to warn you that JG has publicly stated that he considers Dubya to be a liberal.

That being said, his wife is a fox
__________________
I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one.
bosco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« New Here | RE'd »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Why I'm glad I'm retired" reason #437 Nords Life after FIRE 19 04-06-2007 08:28 PM
Hello, so glad to have found you all! DrJDoe Hi, I am... 26 05-03-2005 08:33 PM
Glad to meet you LearningToGrow Hi, I am... 2 06-11-2004 09:54 AM
We're "ctbktb" - glad we found you! ctbktb Hi, I am... 4 03-22-2004 08:27 AM
Glad to find this forum!, ordway Hi, I am... 10 01-30-2004 03:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:20 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.