A good read on the costs of retiring early.
S&P still looks good as it broke through its 200 SMA (brown line on chart below), came back down to test it, then went higher. As long as the 200 SMA acts as support, there is hope of the market maybe going higher, but time will tell. I was stopped out of VIS +1.35%, and MOO -1.61%. I bought XRT, VDE, and VPU this week and currently up on all of them. My investments are looking a lot better and not far off of their highs!
“As I learned to accept myself, I began to relate to people on a deeper level and saw that everyone comes with their own pains and struggles. I learned to appreciate them for their flaws as much as their strengths, which in turn helped me to accept myself more.” ~ Amyra Mah
“He has the most who is most content with the least.” ~ Diogenes
A good article about having enough retirement funds and on alternatives to saving for retirement without a 401k.
A good article about being sure you have enough for retirement.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~ Stephen Covey
A good article about being ready for the next bear market and some interesting stats of previous ones.
A good article about living a frugal lifestyle to have enough money in retirement, compared to those that live beyond their means and don't save for retirement, as so many people do. It reminds me of a quote: "Don't go broke trying to look rich!" – Unknown
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