There’s a big difference between knowing that you could be involved in a car accident, and then actually getting 5 car pile up. Of course you know it’s a possibility, you have the head knowledge that you should be careful and alert, but it’s another thing completely to have experienced it firsthand. The same thing can be true when it comes to investing in the stock market- we know that occasionally there are going to be corrections, but until we actually experience those downturns ourselves, we’re not totally sure how we’re going to react. Our fear and emotions might cause us to do something we’d later regret. And lucky for us we recently had a downturn in the market so now is a great time to talk about what we can learn from the past, what is currently going on with the stock market, and what we can do to prepare for future volatility.
- A reminder that downturns of 5%-10% occur nearly every year!
- Listen back to how we invest our money with brokerage houses like Fidelity, M1 Finance, and Vanguard.
- That Tyler Cowen post on how investor pessimism doesn’t have substantive action to back it up.
- Extra cash – And regardless of where you are on the path to financial independence, we believe in the responsible use of credit cards. It’s smart to utilize the additional benefits that credit cards offer- for instance the 60,000 points that come with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards! This is no joke- I’ve already done this myself which we discussed on a recent episode after I met the initial spending requirements of $4,000 over 3 months!
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