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Thanks for adding this board. It would seem it can be extremely informative, time will tell.

After being retired for one year, I now know more about my personal finances than ever before. I never took time to know how much money I had or how it was invested. Thankfully, at the urgeing of my wife, I hired a financial planner some 15 yrs. ago. Between the two of them I was able to retire with no debt and a enough money to live comfortable. But I must say it has been stressful!! The first six months all I did was worry about stock market ups and downs, and where my money was invested and at what risk level. I am just now beginning to feel at ease that the wife and professional planner knew what they were doing.

I would strongly urge anyone nearing retirement to know exactly how you will invest your pension long before the actual day you have to make the final decision. In my business life I really was great with financial decisions. In my real life I am a dud.

Anyoe else experience this?
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