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Don’t Abandon Your Financial Plan in Response to Headlines – This is Why

It’s tempting to abandon your financial plan when the world is experiencing unprecedented circumstances.  Although the pandemic is new and scary, don’t let the headlines play on your fears and knock you off your path.    

History shows that recessions and recoveries are filled with short term spikes and falls. These short term events often serve as a distraction to our long term goals.  Having a financial plan and sticking with it through the ups and downs has proven time and again to give you the best chance of success.  

In truth, the greater potential danger to our financial plan is not the pandemic and market volatility – it’s inflation (the loss of purchasing power in the future). If you react to the headlines and lock in your losses by withdrawing from the market you are also pulling your money from the opportunity to keep up with inflation and therefore, running out of money in retirement.

Stand firm and trust your plan.  Feeling unsure?  Give us a call, 865-240-2292.

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