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Gene,

I made a bullet-proof plan and ran it across every planning guide I could. I did want to have my wife and I out trying to pickup jobs for grocery money

Well if you're anything like me, it's health insurance premiums that you'll need to take pickup jobs to pay for. I suspect it's the same for my friend. I asked him but he doesn't track his expenses well. He has a ballpark estimate of how much he spends every year, which I believe is about $40K.

My friend told me that he's worried about the particular scenario of a downturn in the stock market with no recovery for many, many years. This worry is enough to drive him out of the market.

What would you do if the stock market went south for 10 years or more?

While I think this is unlikely, I cannot tell him that it is impossible.

Rocannon
PS My friend told me that his pension is indeed inflation-adjusted. Also I mentioned to him that he may want to create a login here if he wants to give more details or get more answers.
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