(DALLAS-FT. WORTH – DFW Retirement Planners News) The recent stock market volatility has been a real gut check for people in or near retirement who have their nest eggs in the U.S stock market. This Saturday on DFW Retirement Radio we’ll talk about alternatives to the risky stock market that can help retirees sleep well at night.
Britni Levensailor, VP at DFW Retirement Planners and host of DFW Retirement Radio, commented about market volatility and retirement. She said, “When you’re near retirement, you can’t afford to lose a big portion of your nest egg during a market correction like 2000 or 2008. And that’s where Alternative Investments become important to consider. We talk about alternative investments regularly on our WBAP radio program. It’s a great way to get a basic education on what’s out there.”
Alan Maples, financial planner and estate planning attorney at DFW Retirement Planners, says consumers are often relieved after learning about alternatives to the market. He said, “The up and down nature of the market has been a real wake up call for many folks. If a big portion of your retirement savings is in the market, seeing the huge one day sell-offs is very painful. The nature of Alternative Investments is that they’re not traded on an exchange. Because of this, they don’t correlate with the market. During the retirement years, that’s a really good thing.”
DFW Retirement Radio is broadcast Saturdays 2-3 PM on 820 WBAP Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth. For Levensailor, education is a priority on the radio program. She added, “We started the radio program over 6 years ago with an objective of bringing concepts and ideas to the North Texas area that weren’t being discussed on radio. We’re pleased to see the response to the program.”