No. of Recommendations: 0
<<Re: Precipitous early retirement
Author: bridesburg     Date: 3/27/00 11:13 PM    Number: 20646
It appears to me that you are either very wealthy, or you want to give the appearance of being so.
If you have as much money as you led me to believe you
have, why would you ask complete strangers for advice when you could hire a professional who would be more than willing to be your advisor since you obviously can afford to pay him /her their charges ?>>

What an odd reply for a putative fool. Because I checked my 'advisor' against the S&P over the years, and found I would have been better off with my stocks in the form of an index fund than with his "advice," is why. Since I took over, in Jan, I have significantly outperformed S&P, therefore him, so retirement fund is now worth about 15% more than then, almost a 30% annualized gain in a less than spiffy period in the stock market. Thanks for asking. What are you doing here, if you think a "professional" is better than a Fool?

What reason would I have to anonymously mislead anyone?

Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.