Average life expectancy continues to increase. You may need to plan on the probability of living much longer—perhaps 30 plus years in retirement—and invest a portion of your portfolio for growth to maintain your purchasing power over time.
We all know that planning for the long term is essential. Identifying your financial goals and creating a savings and investment strategy can help you address your financial priorities, such as paying for a child’s college education and having enough set aside to live the life you want in retirement.
As you think about planning for the future, here are five key strategies to keep in mind:
If you’re 65 today, the probability of living to a specific age or beyond
Trying to time the market is extremely difficult to do consistently. Market lows often result in emotional decision making. Investing for the long term while managing volatility can result in a better retirement outcome.
Whether you invest independently, or work with a J.P. Morgan Advisor, start planning early, and check in on your retirement planning and assumptions periodically to help ensure that you are on track. Whether you are in your forties or in retirement, check ins allow adjustments to be made and ensure that changing markets and your evolving life and priorities are reflected.
Not all investment ideas referenced are suitable for all investors. Investing involves market risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee that investment objectives will be reached. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
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