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Will the Governement Shutdown Affect my Retirement Plan ?

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This is just what many individuals are wondering and the telephone calls and email messages I keep receiving are confirming this. However, this may not be the specific question or there could possibly be a better way to phrase it.

The big question is – How will all of this affect your retirement?

If you don’t work for the Federal Government, then the major way this shutdown will truly affect you is if you have too much of your portfolio at risk in the markets. Let’s go through the logic on this.
If the government shutdown continues longer than the market is satisfied with, market values will decline.

1.Too much of a decline in market values can easily lead to a bear market, as market values are just hanging on as things are.
2.If you’re dependant upon your market based portfolio to supply you with all you need in retirement, this potential pullback could put you in a serious bind.

Of course, if you have already set aside enough of your portfolio to provide your retirement income in safe accounts with guarantees, then you are in great shape and you have nothing to worry about. The government shutdown will likely be nothing more than a semi-interesting diversion in your day to day life.

On the other hand, if you have not yet carved out a portion of your retirement savings to place into those safe accounts with income guarantees, then now is the time to do so while you still can. In your case, a lengthy shutdown might be devastating for your portfolio as well as your retirement security.

Don’t allow the actions (or inactions) of political leaders negatively affect your retirement security. It’s a great time to pick up the phone and call the office to discuss your retirement and investments. It’s free and easy, just call me at 916-509-7227. or message me at matt.golab@aaronmatthewsfinancial.com

Matt Golab
Chief Advisor of Aaron Matthews Financial Resources

Matt is an authority on creating innovative tax and investment methods to help his clients succeed in their retirement years. The strategies Matt Golab has established and passed on through successful financial planning with hundreds of clients over the years has launched him into the national spotlight.

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