Most investors, especially in or nearing retirement, seek to reduce risk while growing capital prudently in the stock market. Gains are nice, but large drawdowns are sickening, especially in retirement when you don't have an income stream from a full-time job and time is no longer on your side.
When time IS on your side, and because most bear markets tend to last only six months to two years at the most, you are able to rebuild the value of your account simply by staying put, and not rushing for the exit. FACT: The only people who lost in 2008 and 2009 were those who sold at the bottom. The market has some room to run according to experts, but we all want to keep a good share of money OUT of harm's way. But are bonds the answer for the safe money side of your plan? Today, we'll examine why Warren Buffett says that bonds are a terrible investment. Then health insurance and Medicare Specialist Shelley Grandidge joins us. You don't want to miss today's show...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!