Retiring in Risky Times Requires Protection from a Volatile Market and Interest Rates

If you had planned on retiring now, or you just retired, you’re probably nervous about the current economic climate. But with the right plan, it shouldn’t hold you back.

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We’re starting to hear that ugly “r” word again – recession. It’s not officially here yet, and hopefully it won’t happen, but the possibility is permeating the media.

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Russell Strickler, CFP®, AIF
Founder, Strickler Financial Group

Russell Strickler is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® at Strickler Financial Group who has worked in the financial services industry since 2005. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his CFP® certification at Oakland University.