In times of political and social turbulence, I find it increasingly difficult to focus on the long-term big picture without serious doomsday instincts to hunker down, save money, and avoid any major life changes until the dust settles.

Of course, new dust is continuously being kicked up, and to give in to such survival instincts is to avoid what may be the best time for opportunity.  Most financial advisors are saying the same thing about the stock market.

With this thought in mind, I’m doing my best to keep the anxiety at bay, ignore my Fidelity statements, and limit my exposure to NPR.  I have decisions to make that require a longer view…sort of like how we all have to think about our retirement savings in this age of anxiety.