I am a 62-year old man who has invested in the market since my early 20's. I am an avid student of the market. My primary source of information today is from internet sites including SA, Morningstar and Yahoo Finance. I avoid CNBC with all the hype and drama and lean toward Bloomberg if I need background noise. I have been a good saver, lived conservatively and have built a sizeable portfolio. In hind sight like so many I have made some dumb investment decisions usually when I followed someone else’s investment advice including the talking heads on television. I have been a practicing psychotherapist (LCSW) for over 40 years and market behavior fascinates me. I try to remain in the "rational mode" when making investment decisions but have come to believe it is almost humanly impossible for but a select few who are hard wired in such a way. I recently retired to working two days a week. I love my work just want to enjoy the freedom to pursue my other passions such as golf and spending more time with family and friends. Having a saving and investing plan at an early age has allowed me the freedom to use my time as I wish. My investment goals are to preserve capital and generate enough income that I don’t have to spend down my principal.
Mid-to-late Boomer, retired (pensioner) from 31 year 1st career (blue-collar).
Going good in quality 2nd career (USPS -blue collar), working the end game plan.
You'd be bored with the rest...
Enjoy my trips into the SA space, often finding well written, informative articles.
I have nothing to promote at this space; just cruising through for info & sounding boards...
I don't post a portfolio at SA, but current job allows T.S.P. as DC component of retirement plan.
Those that understand what a god-send the 'G' fund is will understand how I can be sanguine with all that's is currently going on. (Currently ~50% of our retirement savings).