How to Plan a Conservative Retirement that Doesn't Feel Like One


For many pre-retirees and retirees, one approach to financial planning is to be more conservative with investments the closer you get to retirement. But what happens when they make the switch from accumulating assets to living off of them in retirement?

Whether they took advantage of market volatility or played it safer while saving, at Heyday we’ve seen them concerned about the many unknowns and uncontrollable factors that could impact their nest eggs. So how can retirees help minimize their risks in retirement, and enjoy the activities they said they’ve always wanted to?

The good news is, regardless of their financial approach during the accumulation phase, retirees can enjoy a conservative approach to retirement that doesn’t feel like a lifestyle change.

In his online workshop, A Conservative Approach to Funding Retirement, Dr. David Babbel explains why he took this approach. He also shares the plan he secured for his own retirement. As a former economist for World Bank, he brings unique insights on how the market has performed over the last several decades, as well as the impacts on inflation in various world markets.

In this informative workshop, you’ll discover:

  • How being conservative in retirement doesn’t have to mean reducing your standard of living
  • Why the conventional retirement approach to the stock market could be flawed
  • What you need to know about inflation, and how to help protect yourself from the rising costs of goods
  • Why securing guaranteed income is key to financial confidence in retirement

An Actionable Strategy for Those Who Hate Risk

While Dr. Babbel’s conservative approach to retirement strategy may not be for everyone, the topics covered in his workshop can be a valuable resource for those looking to help minimize risk in retirement.

To watch Dr. Babbel’s workshop on demand, simply sign up here. And if you’re ready to see how much income you’ll need to do all the things you’d like to in retirement, our retirement income planner app can help you create a custom plan.

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To learn more about how one former economist secured guaranteed income (and you can, too), sign up for the on-demand Heyday workshop,

A Conservative Approach to Funding Retirement

Cindy Collins

Written by Cindy Collins

Forbes Contributor & Retirement Financial Professional

Cindy Collins is a Heyday Retirement contributor with over 30 years of experience in personal financial services.

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