Understanding Retirement Dated Funds
Retirement dated funds are mutual funds that generally grow more conservative as you get closer to your target retirement date. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean your money is protected from potential loss if – or when – the stock market drops.
For example, in 2008 you could have purchased a retirement dated fund from a well-known financial firm. The fund was named Retirement 2010, meaning it was best for people who planned to retire in 2010. But in 2008, the fund dropped 27% on the heels of the Great Recession.
Many people who invest in retirement dated funds do so with the misunderstanding that they won’t lose money, especially right before retirement when they need it the most. They also might have too much of their retirement money tied up in those funds, putting their future income at risk.
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