These days, looking at economic reports and considering future uncertainties, it’s no surprise that some Americans are feeling anxiety. 

But worrying is a huge time suck that yields little return. A study by Penn State University quoted in the Forbes article below showed that only about 8% of the things people worry about come true. In other words, less than 1 in 10 things you stress about is actually worth it. That’s a lot of time wasted that could be spent more productively.

Instead, the best antidote to worrying about the future is its polar opposite: gratitude for the present. Worry asks, “What bad things could happen?” Gratitude asks, “What great things are actually happening?”

That’s why our work together is important. Let’s focus on what you can be grateful for — you might be surprised at how much that is when you start counting — and continue to track your savings and investment strategy aligned with your risk tolerance, putting you in pursuit of goals perfectly tailored for you.

These topical articles from the past week offer additional insight and information. And as always, I’m here if you’d like to discuss any aspect of what’s happening in the world and its impact. Let’s connect soon.

Are Retirees Worrying About the Wrong Things?

‘I’m Always Worrying’: The Emotional Toll of Financial Stress

The Absolutely Biggest Career Time Waster And 3 Things To Do Instead

The Power Of Perspective In Financial Planning

Inflation And Pension Lump Sums: Timing Is Everything

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