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Stocks – Hold or Sell

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.

Choices and Consequence’s

We have talked about Choices and Consequences so much in our house that the boys will make jokes with me about it. We laugh and it does help me think about it when they say something about one of my choices.

Emotions and Money

Emotions can factor in many money decisions. Emotions also can come into play when Money is part of the topic in a relationship. Especially when both people in the relationship has totally different views in their mind.

Pension Qualify Time

Pensions aren’t as common as they were back when my Dad was working at International Harvester. They made Farm Equipment there in Rock Island, IL. They had a Union there which my Dad was a Shop Steward for the Union. They also had a Pension and Health Care for life for Mom and Dad. Pretty good deal. I am going by what he told me I never read all the details of it.

Retirement Withdraw Plan

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.

August 2020 Financial and Goals Results

We are less than a month from Logan leaving for the Navy and we have been busy making sure he is ready for his move. First he goes to Navy Bootcamp in Great Lakes, IL and then off to South Carolina for his Schooling. We are getting sad more and more as we get closer to the day we have to drop him off in September.