‘My girlfriend is a busy woman’: She told me to manage her investments and generate 10% returns — she got angry when I refused

‘My girlfriend is a busy woman’: She told me to manage her investments and generate 10% returns — she got angry when I refused

Dear Quentin,

My girlfriend is a busy woman, and she’s looking to retire early. She’s calculating how soon she can retire based on net worth accumulated from investment returns. We’re both in our late 20’s. She wants me to manage her investment accounts, including her IRA, and achieve results that are above normal market returns. 

She’s basing her expectation on 10% annual returns, which isn’t hard to achieve with ETFs. But, as with any investment, there’s no guarantee. She said it’s my responsibility to beat the market and generate 10% annual returns. I don’t want to take the blame for a bad year as it’s something that I don’t have control over. 

“‘She’s looking to retire early.’”

I told her that I don’t want to manage her investments, and that it’s not fair that she’s pushing this responsibility onto me, and blaming me if things go awry. She got…

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