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brexit

Discussion in 'Stocks & Investments' started by coffeesnob, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Jun 24, 2016 at 11:40 AM
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    coffeesnob

    coffeesnob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    clark howards take on brexit.


    What should you do next?

    No matter what happens, don't let the noise of today scare you from saving for the long haul, which is defined as money you won't need your money for 10 years or more. Just keep the following in mind:

    Check your portfolio. When is the last time you actually looked at your holdings? The first thing to do is a checkup. Figure out if your asset allocation makes sense for you. For many people, what makes the most sense is a target retirement fund. You select the year closest to when you want to retire and simply put all your money into it. Then the fund manager adjusts the risk level over your working years.

    Know your retirement horizon. If you have 20 or 30 working years ahead of you, don't worry about what's going on today. Just keep dollar cost averaging. Do not allow news of today to take your off the target you are trying to achieve, which is long term financial security.

    Don't put money in employer stock. When you take your 401(k) money and put it in employer stock, it's like putting all your eggs in one basket. You're getting your paycheck from your employer and you're hoping to build up a healthy retirement on your employer's back. Doing it that way ignores that companies have a lifecycle just like people. They do well for a period and then they may lose their way over time.

    Investing should be dull so you get to live an exciting life. A lot of people think investing should be exciting because they live dull lives. But the exact opposite is true. That's how you survive if a stock market crash comes.
     
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  2. Jun 27, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    Good advice. I avoid target retirement funds because of high fees since they are so actively managed. That shit will eat a huge chunk. Very few people beat the market, so I just go with a total market index fund.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2016 at 9:14 PM
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