Don’t put all your (NEST) eggs in one basket.
You’ve got plans — a lot of them. Wouldn’t it be more fun to focus on your dreams than constantly worrying about what the market’s doing?
Diversifying your retirement assets among a variety of vehicles — including a mix of both insurance products and investments, depending on what is appropriate for your situation — may offer you a better chance of meeting your retirement income goals.
Anyone who invests in the market should understand it involves potential risk of principal. So, to provide some protection not found in the stock market, you may want to include some insurance products in your financial strategy. These products, such as annuities, can provide supplemental income throughout retirement and protect your money from declines due to stock market losses. And while asset allocation and diversification can’t ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss in declining markets, they can help ensure your money is divided among products and asset classes that may complement each other to help reduce your overall risk.