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Old 07-29-2015, 04:10 PM   #41
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My method...look at the portfolio on up days. Ignore it on down days. Certainly lowered my anxiety level.
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:22 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Bir48die View Post
Getting ready to go PT for a year (turning 60). From most all the models that I have seen we are in good shape on what is now the cresting of a long bull market. I am a numbers guy. I follow the news, read a lot on the markets, etc. I was reviewing my net worth weekly. Now I see that I need to let go of this bad habit. Not to necessarily be ignorant on what's going on around me but at what time to you just make the decision and trust your advisor(s)?

How do many of you deal with the anxiety that goes with leaving a comfortable living to trusting that all will work out? I want to make sure I enjoy ER and not fret.

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OMG that is sooo me. I want to retire next year and I've run the numbers to the cows come home. I've increased my spending to levels that I know I wont reach unless I start running around with a Brazilian pool boy and I still come out ok.
One problem I have is that I read all these experts that say That I should be doing XYZ and then someone else says I should be doing ABC.

I have 100 times more anxiety now than when I was flat broke and in debt.
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:45 PM   #43
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My method...look at the portfolio on up days. Ignore it on down days. Certainly lowered my anxiety level.
Lol, I find myself logging in more on down days - to buy more shares (Target Retirement Fund).
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