This Element is an excerpt from Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven't Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown (9780137029006) by Frank Armstrong III and Paul B. Brown. Available in print and digital formats.
You can't afford to eliminate retirement risk completely: here's how to control and manage it.
Given how difficult it might seem to balance risk, you can be forgiven for thinking that the 2008 market meltdown justifies playing it ultra-safe and keeping your money in something like CDs. But you can't if you want to stay ahead of inflation and have any real (after inflation) return....
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About the Author
Frank Armstrong, III, CLU, CFP™, AIF, is the founder and principal of Investor Solutions, Inc., a fee-only registered investment advisory company. He has more than 30 years’ experience in securities and financial services. His bestseller, The Informed Investor, was cited by BusinessWeek as one of the year’s best investment books. Named by Barron’s as one of the top 100 independent financial advisors, he was also a featured columnist on Morningstar.com and contributes frequently to AccountsWorld.com and FundsInteractive.com. He has appeared on CNN Headline News, Your Money with Stewart Varney, PBS Morning Business Report, CNBC, Money Life with Chuck Jaffee, and many public radio stations.
Paul B. Brown is a long-time contributor to The New York Times and co-author of the best-selling retirement guide, Grow Rich Slowly. He is a financial expert for ThirdAge.com, the popular Web site devoted to the concerns of people over 40. He has served as a writer and editor for BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Inc.