Investing for the long-term. Think decades. My holding period for VTSAX is forever, other than maybe selling a few shares while living on my portfolio. I am investing for generations.
Market Crashes. These are an expected part of the process, like blizzards in New England and hurricanes in Florida. Scary and dangerous if you make the wrong moves, but they always pass and the sunshine returns.
They are best ignored. What the stock market does today, this week, this year — That’s just noise.
This post originally appeared at JL Collins, The Simple Path to Wealth.