Our folks came from large families. Especially our Dads because they came from farming families and that seemed to be the thing to do. Have a lot of kids and they can help on the farm. Now a days with the high cost of living or the high living lifestyles that so many people have it is hard to have large families. Some people have one or two kids and others choose not to have any kids and have a pet.
Hope you had a fun New Year’s Eve and New Years Day. I am excited that it is 2021 and all the new opportunities we have this year. It would be hard for 2021 not to be way better than 2020. As many people know a lot of things can happen to a family in a short period of time.
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.
Happy New Years Eve! Yea, 2020 is over and in the books tomorrow. 2020 is a year that we will all want to forget. I am optimistic that 2021 is going to be better by a mile. I don’t see how it could have been any worse.
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.
We have taught our boys to shop around for the best Financial Planner that they like. We have told them to do research on different Financial Planners from what they charge and more. We want them to feel good about who they work with and are able to talk with them comfortably. If they do choose one to work with, we prefer Free of course or if they do pay, then to pay a fixed cost.
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.
Everyone has different situations and goals in life. Not everyone may need to have a Financial Team or if they have one maybe they don’t need to see them yearly. For instance, my Mom who has no Assets and lives in a Nursing Home doesn’t need a Financial Team. We hope though our boys will acquire a lot of Assets in their lifetime and need a Financial Team along their journey to Financial Freedom.