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How do you cope with monetary loss?


Been requested how I address monetary loss so much recently, so thought I’d share a current convo I had with somebody who came upon she had $$$ parked at crypto dealer, Voyager, who ended up submitting for chapter this summer season…

These tips don’t put out the sting *completely*, however hopefully no less than will get you previous the more durable elements so you possibly can transfer on together with your attractive life 😉

Possibly you’ve gotten some good methods to keep away from the ache too?

Right here was our convo:



I simply realized I misplaced $15,000 I had invested in USDC at Voyager.

Do you’ve gotten any recommendation for a loss like this? My internet price was near $500k and life will go on, however I’m unhappy bc this was cash earmarked for a marriage, so it feels dangerous dangerous.

Thanks for any recommendation you may give me.


Oh no!!! I’m so sorry to listen to that! 🙁

Are you positive it’s gone-gone?! Any sliver of hope you’ll get a few of it again??

[UPDATE: they were recently approved to give back $270 million to customers, but unfortunately that’s only a fraction of the loss.]

Actually sucks both method, gosh…

I’ve by no means heard of Voyager earlier than till your notice so I googled them and unfort. nonetheless don’t know a lot 🙁

I’ll say you’re heading in the right direction of specializing in that half a milly to make you are feeling higher!! That’s actually what I do too when $hit goes down…

I additionally prefer to fake it’s simply erasing among the “wins” I’ve gotten through the years vs shedding *capital*… For instance, together with your $500k I’m positive $100k-$200k was simply positive factors!! So actually it’s like “solely” gaining $85k-$185K in complete which after all remains to be tremendous good and also you’d by no means flip that down proper?!

That’s how I normally consider issues relating to losses anyhow 🙂 That, or if it’s actual dangerous I’ll simply ignore the crap out of it till I finally settle down since I do know the whole lot is momentary, lol… Like with my current $13k loss in crypto (!!!). [Update: now only a “loss” of $11k! Though only really counts btw when you cash out…] Undecided that is probably the most healthiest mindset to have, but it surely does appear to work for me…

And no less than you possibly can nonetheless get married to the love of your life with or with out $$$ yeah?! What if you happen to “made it a factor” and did a brilliant low key low-cost wedding ceremony – however nonetheless a enjoyable as hell one among course! And inform folks it’s as a result of all of the $$$ was misplaced within the chapter?! Kinda like “proudly owning it” as an alternative of ignoring it like I simply instructed? 😂 Won’t be probably the most acceptable seeing the way it’s your wedding ceremony and all, haha, however simply throwing concepts on the market…

Both method, I’m tremendous sorry to listen to about this and do hope you are feeling higher earlier than later 🙁 The losses are all part of the sport, although after all you all the time *want* they have been misplaced pretty vs unfairly!

– J$

OH! I forgot about one different hack that generally works for me, particularly when paying surprising excessive payments… Since my spouse and I each share our cash, I simply take into consideration how HALF the payments are hers too!, so I’m actually solely paying half of stuff myself, haha… So within the case together with your wedding ceremony, whereas it nonetheless sucks, no less than *your portion* is barely half of it in concept! So perhaps sucks just a bit bit much less?! Possibly?!


A few of this recommendation is kinda foolish, however I swear it really works 😉

And I didn’t say it within the e-mail, however one other key takeaway right here is to NEVER PLAY WITH MONEY YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE.

Particularly when coping with crypto-anything.

Certain you gained’t earn so much stashing it in boring previous financial savings or CDs or the like, however no less than your *capital* is preserved for precisely once you want it. You by no means actually assume you’re going to be concerned with a chapter or something, however as everyone knows $hit occurs so that you all the time gotta be considering a number of performs forward…

Anywho, that’s what I do once I’m coping with monetary disasters.

  1. I concentrate on the whole *positive factors* I’ve gotten through the years, and simply deduct the losses mentally from it.
  2. I remind myself that half of all losses are literally my spouse’s – not mine – so it’s solely half as dangerous! 😂
  3. I bury my head within the sand for a bit till all of it passes over… Once more, maybe not the healthiest, but it surely does appear to work for these like me with A.D.H.D. – you finally simply overlook about it!! And even once you don’t, life has a humorous method of erasing it for you anyhow with sufficient time… Nothing is ever everlasting.

And keep in mind too, sometimes losses solely “depend” once you truly money out! In case your shares are going up and down and up and down as they normally do, none of it issues till the day you click on “promote” and lock within the positive factors or losses…

So by way of the general inventory market, I not often fear a lot – even throughout this previous insanity (I BUY as an alternative!) – since I do know none of it issues till X variety of a long time from now… Till then, it’s all simply noise.

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My two cents anyhow!

How do you all cope with monetary ache?? Anybody else coping with the Voyager nonsense? Anybody else down beaucoup bucks like me in Crypto? 🙂

At all times one thing happening in life…

I wanna say it makes it attention-grabbing, however I feel all of us would a lot want boredom, haha…

Sending everybody optimistic vibes 🌈🦄✨🍀

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UPDATE: As I used to be ending this submit, I acquired an replace from our expensive good friend right here… (I had final requested her if she acquired any of her a reimbursement):

“I didn’t get something again since my cash was in USDC. They launched funds for individuals who had their cash in fiat USD. Humorous although, they lied about having FDIC insurance coverage too, it’s been wild following all the data popping out. So far as coping with the loss it’s been useful for me to share with those who care about me. I even instructed my dad this week that I misplaced it bc of a chapter. All of them have been supportive and sort vs offended/judgemental which stunned me. General I’ve been evaluating this expertise to how financial institution runs used to occur earlier than FDIC, and I’m grateful that doesn’t occur to us anymore.”

Amen to that! And for having family members who’ve acquired your again 💪

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