Motley Fool has offered up four investment options for you to continue padding your financial egg even after you’ve flown the coup from the daily work grind.
“Many people mistakenly believe that once they retire, the time for investing in the stock market is over. Yet in many ways, investing becomes more important in retirement, because you need to make sure that your retirement nest egg will outlive you,” the Fool explained.
“For most people, that requires a combination of income and growth, and that takes some exposure to the stock market. Fortunately, there are exchange-traded funds that can meet the needs of retirees, and the right mix can make your retirement portfolio work harder for you,” the Fool continued.
The Fool’s Fab Four:
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity (SCHD)
This ETF "holds about 100 stocks that are chosen because of their propensity to pay high yields with a track record of consistent payments over time, providing diversification among a group of high-quality dividend stocks," the Fool explained.
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (VIG)
The Vanguard ETF's "current yield of 2.1% can't match funds that focus on higher yields, but growing dividends over time can make up for the smaller amount of current income," the Fool said.
iShares Edge MSCI Minimum Volatility USA (USMV)
The iShares ETF owns about 180 stocks "that it believes will outperform broader indexes in a bear market. In exchange, most minimum volatility ETFs expect to underperform the stock market during bull markets," the Fool reported.
Vanguard Total World Stock (VT)
The Vanguard ETF truly invests around the world, holding nearly 7,700 stocks in its extensive portfolio, the Fool explained.
And if you are already planning on how to invest after you retire, statistics show you are far ahead of the curve.
Sadly, two-thirds of all Americans don’t contribute anything to a 401(k) or other retirement account available through their employer.
Millions aren’t saving on the job because they either don’t have access to a workplace retirement plan or they do but aren’t putting money in it. Many just can’t spare the cash, but a new analysis shows there are other reasons, Bloomberg reported.
"U.S. Census Bureau researchers have come up with estimates that rely on tax data, which should be more reliable than surveys. Their conclusion: Only about a third of workers are saving in a 401(k) or similar tax-deferred retirement plan," Bloomberg reported.
"Also, the gap is far wider than expected between the number of employers offering retirement plans, and the number of workers saving in them."
(Newsmax wires services contributed to this report).
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