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Fortunately I don't have as much in as some do but still it is painful. Of course if you are young, it won't matter but for those older folks close to retirement, a 20% drop is often several years of withdrawals down the drain. That 20% drop on a 7 digit portfolio is a lot different than one on a 5 digit portfolio. At least it is to me. -- richinaz

I retired in 2010 and had a VERY nice portfolio in November that had hopes of reaching 8 digits soon. Now, down about.... 85% (partially due to withdrawals for a place now getting built in the mountains.... might have to walk away from the amount we have sunk into it).

Searching Amazon for some books on "Creative Cardboard Box Living" and "Roadkill vs Rats".

Looking for used copies of course.... Gotta save a couple bucks... ;)

Still, I have a plan.

But yeah, it's been painful at times.

(Side note: I visited a community in India in March. The folks there are known as Rat Eaters and they keep small dogs for catching them. Maybe something to add to the reading list...)

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