All survived the stock market's trial by fire, yet fears of getting burned again linger. By taking a few smart steps, they can reach their goals with ease.
Despite their cleaned-up balance sheet, the Blakes are at a loss when it comes to the logical next step: investing for the future.
Their dream is to leave work by 62 and build a home on 10 acres they own in northern Florida. They have a quarter of a million saved, but Kris is afraid to touch the portfolio for fear of messing it up.
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