New to forum
Found my way here from the Bogleheads forum. Thought I would check it out. I retired late last year at age 56. I have about $700k, invested mostly in Vanguard index funds and a Vanguard Target Retirement Fund. My only real expenses are a small mortgage and health insurance, till Medicare kicks in.
I never made much, working as a photojournalist on mid-sized daily newspapers, so I should be able to make a go of it, if the market comes back. Of course, I retired on Oct. 8, the day before the market hit its all-time high and the latest plunge into recession. I am keeping my chin up, living off the money market funds I intended to live off, as well as some freelance jobs on the side, and hoping for the markets to turn around and start generating some income. I keep telling myself it's all just paper losses for the time being.
I hope to search the forums and learn a few things. Spring arrived today - it was in the 70's, so hopefully my investments will start growing again, along with the grass and flowers!