There was a time when people didn’t worry about retirement, because there was no such thing. Rather, with significantly shorter life expectancies, most people worked until they died. As the author of today’s article notes, “The average American now retires at age 62 while 100 years ago, the average American died at age 51” – and this development has some critical investor and market implications. For more – including the biggest risk retirees face, whether the baby boomer retirement wave could crash the markets, and “two simple solutions that can make your money go further to take advantage of the fact that people are living longer” – CLICK HERE.
When it comes to assessing risk, the author of today’s article argues that “most people don’t really understand what their true risks are.” He proceeds to identify what he believes is the greatest risk most retirees face – one that is not getting the attention from retired (and retiring) baby boomers that it warrants. The risk in question is associated with longevity – and is an internal risk rather than an external market risk. What is this risk – and how can retirees protect themselves from it? CLICK HERE.