We’ve written a great deal about financial planning, especially regarding retirement. Many financial planners are dedicated to retirement strategies, helping you save money and accumulate assets so you can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle after receiving that final paycheck.
An aggressive portfolio is designed to pursue above-average returns. These portfolios strive to provide some of the highest returns of all portfolio configurations. But for those returns, investors must take on higher risk (i.e., volatility). This type of portfolio is for those with a high risk tolerance. Generally, this means that most retirees will avoid an aggressive portfolio. We’ll look at the historical returns of this portfolio type and what’s involved with creating it.
Conservative investments can be an important aspect of a well-diversified portfolio, especially as you near or enter retirement.
Asset allocation is an important aspect of portfolio diversification, as well as a means to help investors manage their exposure to risk.
Perhaps next to creating and maintaining a budget, financial planning for retirement may be one of the important things you can do for your financial future. We’ll explain financial planning, why we believe it’s so important, the steps you can take to create a retirement plan, and who can benefit from working with a financial professional.
We are currently in the midst of the biggest transfer of wealth in modern history. Baby Boomers and other seniors will hand down $70 trillion between 2018 and 2042. Some $61 trillion will go to their largely Gen X and Millennial heirs, with the rest going to philanthropic causes.