Even though the Stock Market has good days and bad days over the last month the Dow was up over 700 points and our Net Worth had a good Increase also.
Where does the time go? July flew by for our family this year. We are not fans of all this Coronavirus stuff going on. We are trying to watch less news. When we watch the news it makes it seem like the world is ending but then we leave our house and people seem to be out doing things.
To know if you are winning or losing you need to keep score. Just like in golf. You need to count all your strokes to know what your score was for the round and if you hit your goal or not. Also, you can see what areas that you need to improve in your golf game. Like I track not only my score per hole, but also how many fairways I hit, how many greens I hit and how many putts I made during the round also.
June was nothing like it was last year for sure. So many negative things going on in our world and it is hard to always tell what is true or fake news.
During my working years I always paid for Disability Insurance to make sure I was covered. Back in the days I had heard many stories of people who had freak accidents and were out of work for quite a while and needed the Disability Insurance to help maintain their living expenses for their family.
Maximizing your 401K each year after we are Debt Free is one of the rules and action steps that we teach our boys for them to head towards their Financial Freedom goals. It is Action Step 9 in our 10 action steps to Financial Freedom.
Coronavirus hurt the Business world even more in May even though all the States started reopening in some way or another. I have heard of many small businesses that have had to file bankruptcy and close their doors for good. A lot of dreams and retirement savings lost during the last few months. It is sad.
May is over and Logan is officially graduated High School. Next, he is off to the Navy in September. We had a fun Graduation Party for Logan and it was good to see our friends and the boy’s friends.
Some people ask the question if they would be better off investing in their own IRA rather than investing in their companies 401K plan? If your company doesn’t have a matching 401K plan then maybe that is for you. But what I see is that a lot of people lack discipline. What is nice about a company 401K is that it is coming out of their paychecks without any effort from them. They can just get used to seeing what their net check amount is to live on.
Coronavirus in April hurt the Business world. Pretty much every state was shut down. Now in May 35 states have some plans on reopening slowly and 15 are staying shut down longer. In Arizona they have us being shutdown till May 15th.