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I had a few butterflies. But not serious worries, and things worked out pretty well.

Exactly. Once your plan and resources have been tested in one of those stock market meltdowns, you gain confidence that your resources are adequate for the next one.

Of course, while things are going straight down and you wonder how low they will go, there is plenty of room for butterflies. Some say that is a great time to decide to take a cruise around the world and not worry about it.
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