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Old 09-02-2015, 10:07 AM   #21
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Thankful that I am here - Had an emergency quadruple bypass 10 days ago, lucky that I caught it before heart attack. Family has been great with support.


Market hasn't bothered me at all. DW and I are very lucky to have pensions that exceed our spending as well.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:24 AM   #22
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Thankful that I have everything I need, or for the most part even anything that I want. My portfolio may be up and down roller coaster lately, but in the end i am confident that my less than one year left working will result in a happy and successful retirement time.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:13 AM   #23
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Thankful that I am here - Had an emergency quadruple bypass 10 days ago, lucky that I caught it before heart attack. Family has been great with support.
Glad all went well

I'm happy that I don't need to stress about the market stuff right now. My ER horizon is far enough off that I have faith things will bounce back, and close enough that I can hang in there!

And I'm happy that I leave for an Alaskan cruise next week
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:13 PM   #24
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:58 PM   #25
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I'm happy I sold a bunch of winning stocks last year when the market is at it's peak. Although I left some stocks for the long run, the sale will take care of about 4.5 years of living expenses, without touching SSS, pension and cash savings. Although my mutual funds are now down for the year, looking in the last 5 years, it still made money.
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I took my blood pressure yesterday morning and it was 100/72 so I guess the big market drop wasn't bugging me!!!
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:58 PM   #27
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I am thankful to live in modern times. I had an aortic valve replacement 2 years ago. Would not have been able to do that 55 years ago. I would be dead. Life is good. Retirement is good. God has been good to my DH and myself. Can't complain about anything. Money doesn't make you happy, but I am so thankful we are doing so well.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:15 PM   #28
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Thankful that I am here - Had an emergency quadruple bypass 10 days ago, lucky that I caught it before heart attack. Family has been great with support.


Market hasn't bothered me at all. DW and I are very lucky to have pensions that exceed our spending as well.
So glad you are doing so well my SO had a triple last year and is doing great . His was found on a routine EKG prior to knee surgery .
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:36 PM   #29
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I am as happy/unhappy as I was before market drop.
It really had about 0% effect on my happiness
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:16 PM   #30
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:35 PM   #32
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Happy for a lot of the same stuff! Had my physical yesterday, and BP was 110/60. Wow, hasn't been that low forever, but I told the doc having been retired for a year has done wonders. She smiled and went back to struggling with the newest revisions to the medical software and said something about not being able to wait... Priceless seeing the worker bees in action!

And also having enough (minimal earning) cash to tide us over until SS eligible along with pensions that cover 1/3 of our expenses, and <50% in equities I'm feeling no cause for alarm. 87 YO DM asked me the other day if I was concerned (she has stuck with 60% equities through thick and thin), and when I told her no she laughed.
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:12 PM   #33
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We're happy here too. Generally good health, (I narrowly missed having the heart attack last year and got 2 stents) intact roof overhead, full pantry, money in the bank and a steady pension. SS to start next year will be gravy, not sure what we'll do with it but we'll think of something.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:36 PM   #34
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What a nice thread! My investments are down about 6%....not horrible. Drinking a nice glass of cabernet and watching the US Open. 60 years old and in decent shape. Great kids and wife, a funny 1 and a half year old toddler grandson who cracks me up. Enjoying the simple things in life. Playing a nice Martin HD28 acoustic and getting on the tennis courts when I can. Dinner with friends, laughing, reading the Bible and observing my new 38 year old boss trying to make a name for himself.
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It's good to read a thread like this.

I am currently in rehab (injury), but so are my investments. We'll all be back sooner than we think.


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Old 09-03-2015, 06:34 AM   #36
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The sun is out, I'm feeling great and it's high tide right now!

Had two close calls with the grim reaper in the past 4 years but now I'm fine.

The market dropped to the point where I could buy a fund I had been coveting.

It's all good.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:41 AM   #37
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #38
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I'm happy for every single day I wake up because most of them are awesome!!

I'm sleeping like a baby at night, waking up in the morning. Kids are mostly good. Ample delicious food on the table. 2 operational cars in the driveway. More square footage in the house than we can use. Weather is cooling off which means even more outside enjoyment and relaxation time. I'm totally pain free. I have friends and family close by. Life, as they say, is good.

In money terms, I like to put it in perspective. We are just as wealthy today as we were in the beginning of February of 2015. Looking back on my blog posts on net worth from Jan and Feb 2015, I seemed pretty happy with the NW numbers back then, so I shouldn't be any less happy with those same NW numbers today. It's still more than plenty for our needs.
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I'm quite happy to be done with a routine colonoscopy this morning where they found nothing at all!
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winning my flight in the senior club championship last weekend
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