Share Your Success Tuesday

Photo credit: Dano, CC BY 2.0.

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to share our recent financial successes.

Yesterday, the stock market had its biggest percentage rise since 2015, and I was all ready to claim that as my own success (even though I had nothing to do with it*) until I went into Vanguard and learned that my total portfolio was still down by $297.46.

What about you?

*So… do we believe the theory that individuals can influence the market, because every time we buy or sell we have a very small effect on overall stock prices, or is it kind of like recycling — we participate by tossing our plastic bottles into the blue bin, but the major investors, corporations, and politicians are the ones that really determine whether the global temperature goes up or down?

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