With the average life expectancy in the U.S. approaching 80 years, the long-advised strategy of shifting away from riskier (but higher-returning) assets like stocks and towards safer (but lower-returning) assets like bonds as you near retirement is not without its own risk: the risk of running out of money. The trick to navigating this risk/reward quandary, according to today’s article, is “balancing investing safely with the need for returns that keep up with, or better yet, beat inflation.” How can those approaching retirement go about accomplishing this? CLICK HERE.
Talk about a double-edged sword: the very mental habits that are advantageous when it comes to saving for retirement and building a nest egg can be harmful once in retirement and spending down that nest egg. The implication of this reversal, according to the author of today’s article? “It can lead to a much less satisfying retirement – one in which people spend too little money and spend it on the wrong things, as well as take on too much investment risk.” What are these habits – and how can they be conquered when they become harmful? CLICK HERE to read more.
When it comes to accumulating that $1 million figure often cited as the recommended amount for a retirement nest egg, the author of today’s article states there are two choices: “Either we can wait nearly half a century…or we can become millionaires faster if we can get a better return.” He proceeds to outline a basket of five funds which – with a 12.8% average annual return – can generate $1 million much faster. To find out what these five funds are – and why this higher return does not necessarily mean higher risk – CLICK HERE.