Originally Posted by Effect
I tried messing around with buying stocks and mutual funds earlier in the year but decided it wasn't for me. Prepare for the future and maybe I could retire early seemed like the better bet instead of trying to get rich quick by messing around with the stock market. So here I am.
Unfortunately very few of us have or will be able to retire early without taking some risk, be it in the stock market, the real estate market or a business venture... Most of us on this board don't see the stock market as a get rich quick scheme, we see it a long term growth instrument that allows us to grow our money in our working years and keep up with inflation in retirement.
47 years old, single, no kids. Exited the job market in 2010 (age 36). Have lived solely off my investments since 2015 (age 41). No pensions.
Current AA: real estate 64% / equities 10% / fixed income 16% / cash 10%