Weekend Reading: Risk in Retirement: What's the Right Level for You?

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It's natural to become more cautious with your investments as you approach or enter retirement. Understanding what "risk" really means for you is critical.


It's more than just the potential for losing money – it also includes considering your income sources, your tolerance for market ups and downs, and your need to tap into investments for living expenses.

The amount of "safe money" (like cash or bonds) you hold is key. Aim to set aside enough to cover several years of expenses. This gives your stock portfolio time to recover from inevitable downturns, protecting your long-term nest egg.