Hi, I am... Jesse
I'm divorced with two kids in their twenties. I'm about ten years out from being officially eligible for my 401k. In five years, my house will be paid for. I guess that's the extent of my portfolio, that and my checking account. I've been thinking a lot about that 401k lately as I watch some of the funds within it take a plunge. In ten years time, when I'll definitely be ready to retire, what do I do if the economy is in some crisis like this current one. I really don't want to get stuck waiting out the market.
I don't have any expectations for a quick fix to usher in an early retirement. I merely want to develop saving/investing habits that will help me keep control of my own destiny—so that I can retire when I say so. I want a diversified retirement, I guess, one not entirely depending on SSI and 401k. Where should I start?