CHAPTER 4Around the World with the GPS Retirement Portfolio

Investor patience—all patience, really—is a virtue. Perhaps my love of fishing prepared me to hold hands with fidgety investors. You see, at a very young age, I was initiated into the Cult of the Fish. Maybe it was being awakened at ungodly hours on Sunday mornings to try to hook an elusive king salmon in Puget Sound with my father; maybe it was bicycling with fishing pole and worms in hand down to a favorite casting spot with my brother or a good friend to catch some sole. I don’t know how much being at one with nature played into my eventual profession, but I’m sure the experience of waiting and waiting for the fishing pole to bend was excellent preparation.

Recalling those many ...

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