Approaching Retirement During “The Perfect Storm” – Episode 16
The market is down. Inflation is up. Rising interest rates. Potential tax increases.
Many people are calling this “the perfect storm.” And in many ways, they’re right. We haven’t seen a lot of these circumstances for over a decade, and it’s rather interesting to see them all at once. So the big question is, “How do we respond?”
In today’s episode, after answering a question about social security and pensions, Phil and Kendall are taking a deep dive into the market we’re all navigating and sharing some suggestions, questions they’re hearing clients asking, big mistakes people are making right now, and more.
As always, thank you so much for watching and listening!
1) Do you have a robust plan? We don’t have to fear inflation, a down market, rising interest rates, or anything else if we plan for it. Take the time (and we’re happy to help!) to help make sure that your plan takes these circumstances into consideration so they don’t add unnecessary stress to your life.
2) “It’s not timing of the market, it’s time in the market.” Want to know one of the biggest things a lot of people get wrong about investing overall? This right here. When we let our emotions lead us in our investing strategy, we do the exact opposite of what we’re supposed to do. Don’t try to time the market. Trust that time in the market will bring you a return.
3) If you’re struggling to see losses in your portfolio value, you may have too much risk in your investment strategy. If you’ve got a good amount of time before you reach retirement, you don’t need to worry about losses in your investments. That’s part of the journey.
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