As U.S. employers move away from defined benefit pension plans in favor of self-directed retirement accounts, workers have become responsible for their own investment and longevity risk in retirement something theyve never had to deal with before and dont understand very well.
One thing most people dont realize is that retirement savings are affected by the rise and fall of interest rates and that just because your assets may be going up doesnt mean you will have more buying power in the future.
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