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Friday, December 20, 2013
The big question is - How will all of this affect your retirement?
If you don't work for the Federal Government, then a major way this shutdown will truly 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 much of a decline in market values can easily lead to a bear market, as market values are barely hanging on as things are.
2.If you are dependant upon your market based portfolio to provide you with all you need in retirement, this potential pullback could place 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 probably be nothing but a semi-interesting diversion in your day to day life.
However, if you haven't yet carved out a portion of your retirement savings to place into those safe accounts with income guarantees, then this is the time to do this while you still can. In your case, a prolonged shutdown may be devastating to your portfolio and your retirement security.
Don't allow the actions (or inactions) of politicians 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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