Get stressed watching cnbc and money channels, but want to preserve my retirement fund and manage money. Is ignorance bliss?

Get advisor. Get a trusted advisor (financial planner, accountant) to do the day to day worrying. Check in with them frequently for updates.
Is this the venue? Not sure that a medical website is the best place for this question. As far as I know, money management is just a sideline for some of the docs on HealthTap, not their main bag. Perhaps you should consider posting this question on MoneyTap.