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Rocannon,

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

While I don't see this as other than a very remote possibility, our total cash today, 3 years in the cushion plus a bit over 5 years in investment cash can carry us for a while. I sold-off a position over the past few weeks, reducing our dividend coverage of expenses to 104% of planned expenses. Add our SSA in and we will do fine.

If the government goes belly-up for some reason, the stock market devolves to nothing and the city hoards come out here foraging for food, we can climb up our little mountain and hold them off from the crater.

It doesn't matter what happens, DW and I will make do. We have for 44 years so far through lots of ups and downs. Neither of us fear the future. We prepare for it and roll with the punches.

Gene
All holdings and some stats on my profile page
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