Let’s say you have about a million dollars in your bank account. The next day, it all disappeared.
After you stop freaking out, what would you do? Would you find out who is to blame? Or find a way to make all that money back again? How can you make it all back and still feel like you’ve successfully retired?
This situation is exactly what happened to both Dan Robertson* and Steve Schullo. They managed to lose about $1.5 million, but gained it all back in a few short years. The amazing feat was that they were both teachers (think average salary) and Dan was retired when this all happened. They’re now both happily retired, and enjoying their life in California.
Their key to gaining it all back? They were both comfortable with their financial mistakes.