Throughout my entire life, I have managed to never shoot a single gun, rifle, pistol or projectile weapon — other than one that is full of BBs or on a video game.
While I did have the occasional target practice at a milk jug, tin can or random bird, I never really cared too much for the whole “gun” discussion. Sure, I have had friends tell me there is nothing as relaxing as taking a Beretta to the range and unloading a few clips, but my interest in firing holes into objects was about as big as my desire to be shot myself, so I just stayed away from them and never really thought much of it.
As an investor, you may sometimes feel frustrated. After all, your portfolio seems to be at the mercy of the financial markets, whose volatility is beyond anyone’s control. Yet you can control the quality of the investments you own and the diversification of those investments to improve your chances of attaining your long-term financial goals. One way in which to do so is to put as much as you can afford, year after year, into tax-deferred investments.
I have never really liked the sun. Maybe it’s the super paleness of my skin, maybe it’s all the freckles or maybe it’s all the sunburns I have had in my life, but standing outside, soaking in the rays of a beaming sun is something I just can’t seem to ever find myself wanting to do.
Being pale, as I said earlier, I have experienced only pain and suffering for my moments out in the heat, and any of my pale sisters or brethren can back me up on that one.