Retirement inevitably will deliver surprises — unknowns, things a person couldn’t have foreseen. The hope is that the pleasant surprises far outweigh the unpleasant ones. When it comes to retirement unknowns, people can do more than hope, they can take action in advance to help address some of retirement’s biggest unknowns.
This show provides listeners with suggestions for addressing four of those unknowns: about longevity and stretching assets so they last as long as they’re needed; about health and healthcare costs; about the behavior of the stock market and ways to reduce market risk in the event of the next big downturn; and about their own mindset once retirement arrives. Here are solid steps people can take now to help better position themselves financially to weather these big unknowns.