I can’t say we had the same aspirations as you but our investing years have been shot to hell thanks to this idiot. I’m convinced we’ll all be working an extra 10 years to have any semblance of a retirement. Yes, the markets have been up but the extra income that we anticipated is not there to invest.
I have relatives who won’t speak out loud about him anymore, but the last few family events they hide in their little corners and make excuses for this idiot.
I hear you, there really isn’t the capital to invest now.
It’s put my life into a tail spin, only because I honestly held onto the belief that this could NOT be happening, though I knew it was. I know, it sounds so counter-intuitive but that normalcy bias is pretty powerful.
As for any relatives, or friends for that matter, I’m with you. It never comes up anymore, I believe they know at this point in time I would NOT hold back. Their blindness is not my concern any longer. Again, yet more evidence of how this fake _resident has done so much damage.