I saved $1 million for retirement without an adviser and I’m only in my 40s — yet I spend my waking hours worrying

Quentin Fottrell
I saved $1 million for retirement without an adviser and I’m only in my 40s — yet I spend my waking hours worrying

We have made investing mistakes, but learned from them. All told, we currently have over $1 million in investments for ourselves, an additional $50,000 in investments (529s and a Scottrade  custodial account) for our two girls to be used for college, with our only debt being the final few years of our mortgage. In 2017, as we approached the $1 million dollar milestone, the realization that our retirement is only nine years away (when I turn 55 in 2027) really hit me.