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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Can the Governement Shutdown Impact You? 

This is what many individuals are contemplating and the telephone calls and emails I keep receiving are confirming this. But this may not be the actual question or there might be a better way to phrase it.

The big question is - How will all of this affect your retirement?

If you don't work for the Federal Government, then the major way this shutdown is likely to affect you is if you have too much of your portfolio at risk in the markets. Let's go through the logic about this.
If the government shutdown continues more than the market is satisfied with, market values will fall.

1.Too great a decline in market values can easily lead to a bear market, as market values are just hanging on as it is.
2.If you're depending on your market based portfolio to provide you with all you need in retirement, this potential pullback could put you in a serious bind.

Of course, if you have already set aside enough of your portfolio to provide your retirement income in safe accounts with guarantees, then you are in great shape and you have nothing to worry about. The government shutdown will be nothing more than a semi-interesting diversion in your daily life.

On the other hand, if you haven't yet carved out a portion of your retirement savings to place into those safe accounts with income guarantees, then now is the time to take action while you still can. In your case, a lengthy shutdown could be devastating to your portfolio as well as your retirement security.

Don't let the actions (or inactions) of political leaders negatively affect your retirement security. It's a good time to pick up the phone and call the office to discuss your retirement and investments. It's free and easy, just call me at 916-509-7227. or message me at matt.golab@aaronmatthewsfinancial.com

Matt Golab
Chief Advisor of Aaron Matthews Financial Resources

Matt is an authority on creating innovative tax and investment methods to help his clients flourish in their retirement years. The strategies Matt Golab has established and handed down through successful financial planning with hundreds of clients over the years has launched him into the national spotlight.

He is often featured in Senior Market Advisor Magazine, a publication which attracts the top financial planners in the country. Matt has been featured in newspapers around the country passing on the principals for a successful retirement. Golab is often asked by national websites that focus on the education of consumers to present his knowledge on the areas of retirement and retirement income plans. Matt is frequently featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, MSN Money, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek, TheSmartRetiree, Burlington County Times and soon will be appearing nationwide on ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC as well as USA Today. If you would like to know how to get in contact with Matt or simply want to find out more about Aaron Matthews Financial Resources click here! Investment Advisory Services offered through Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

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