If you have money in the stock market then you may feel like 2020 was quite a ride for sure. Especially back earlier this year when the market fell hard and fast. Too bad we can’t predict when that would happen. LOL
December was a fun month since this was the first time we had our folks with us for the whole month to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. They plan on staying till sometime in March but we would love to have them live with us full-time in the future.
There are a lot of different philosophies on the subject of if you should stay in the market through the up and down times or not. Some of my friends say they get out when it is high and then buy when it is low. They swear they make a ton of money doing it that way. Yet, I don’t have a crystal ball on when the Stock Market is at around the top and not going any higher. I would have felt bad jumping out of the Stock Market when it was even at 20,000 and then waiting for a crash. I would be missing out on all these dividends and growth we have been receiving.
Why can’t ever month be like November was for the Stock Market. It was a fun time doing our End of the Month reports this month and seeing how much our Net Worth went up.
November didn’t go as expected for sure. But isn’t that life? Anything can happen at any second so we just keep trying to show gratitude for our family and keep letting ourselves know that things will work out as God has planned for us.
The Presidential Election is almost over. Hopefully we can get past the Election and Coronavirus so maybe the Stock Market will settle down and start recovering.
October just flew bye way too fast. Darlene is still healing over her loss of her Sister last month and trying to deal with Logan leaving for the Nany in a week. We will be glad when 2020 is over. Let’s all hope 2021 is a much better year. I don’t see how it could be any worse.
We are back on the Roller Coaster of the Stock Market for sure. We had been spoiled some the good months we have had since the big drop back in March due to Coronavirus.
Many people I have talked to said one of the things they worry about is running out of money during their retirement years. I have those worries also myself. The more studies that I read about and people I talk to that withdrew 4% of their retirement funds and it worked out for them gives me a calming feeling.
If we would have watched no News on TV and just checked our Stock values at the end of the month, we would think the world was all great and we were back on track.