Remember when your mother said,"So would you jump off a bridge
just because everyone was doing it" Don't let emotions determine your
next steps. Here are some tips to help you survive the market turmoil:
Take a deep breath and remember your goals.
back to basics. Schedule a meeting with your financial advisor to
revisit your retirement plan in case temporary changes are necessary.
Make sure that your asset allocation actually matches your risk tolerance and income needs.
Don't use emotions to make decisions: Don't sell when the market is low. Invest logically and rationally.
Create a budget and stick to it. Remember to take advantage of senior specials.
Take care of yourself, which can help keep long-term health care costs down.
Consider delaying large purchases, if funded by investments that must be liquidated, until the economy improves.
you are not spending all of your income, consider leaving it in the
investments. Many experts remind us that downturns eventually turn up.
If it is coming in as cash, consider investing it.
Since I have no fairy dust to remedy the present downturn, let's hang on for the ride!
discussing tips for retired people and their health, I've come upon a
free guide from the State of Maine comparing costs for Medicare
supplement insurance that I think would be helpful:
Entitled "A Consumer's Guide to Medicare Supplement Insurance 2008"
Marion R. Syversen, MBA - President
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