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.
Are you willing to give up an hour (actually less than an hour) of your time in the interest of helping to ensure that your retirement savings will be sufficient? If so (and who wouldn’t?), today’s article lays out three easy steps to complete in this regard. Those three steps? Estimate your life expectancy, determine the appropriate equity percentage for your retirement portfolio, and identify high-fee investments in your portfolio to get rid of. And if those steps sound easier said than done, they’re not – the author provides guidance on how to complete each of them. To read more, CLICK HERE.