Show me the Money? For those who have been reading for a while, I had to decide about whether to leave my pension in my former employer’s pension fund (which is under funded) or to take a cash settlement
In investing being “late to the show” sometimes it is better to just ignore it, and try to find something else. If you bought into the Tech Boom in 1999, you most likely lost your shirt, if you didn’t bail out quick enough, however some folks who were in at the ground floor, might only have been lightly singed by the great drop.
This is an interesting rhetorical question (since I am 17 years past that age, and will not be retiring for a good long time), that I have seen from a few financial bloggers, so I will give my opinion on this important goal (for some folks). Remember I have tackled this subject before with Investing is like Golf.
Continuing with my rummaging through the archives, here is another interesting (if simple) post asking a very tough question. I think the topic of retirement is a while off for me, but it is much closer than it was when I posted this 7 years ago. I have edit’ed this because it was kind of raw at the time.
I am reading Larry Swedroe’s book Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Strategy to Help You Achieve Your Financial and Life Goals (I will be writing a review about it soon), but an excellent point made in the book is not putting too many eggs in one specific basket, and it was a mistake that I made in my younger days.