As of yesterday's market close, the change in value of investments this calendar year for spouse and I (individually) is equivalent to more than $35 per hour each - not to work, not earned (also not taken, mostly).
This excludes Social Security (hers, his) and also excludes pensions (hers, his).
Good thing you did not do this calculation in 2008-2009. You probably would have been paying them for the right to be retired. :-)))
Seems like you you need to move on to more productive activities, Bo. :-)))
Those were the good-old years - when both of us were socking away the maximum - both 403(b) - all the Roth IRA including make-up contributions. Back then "they" were having a "fire sale" on shares, low price(s) and in free fall. Talk about cost-averaging ... (dollar cost). In my other post I should have written "spouse and me" (objective case).
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