2 Risks People Face If They Retire in Tough Economic Times

You’ve reached your retirement age, but our economy is on the rocks. What should you do?

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Many people scrimp and save for decades in hopes of enjoying a relaxing and rewarding retirement. But one thing that’s impossible to plan for when you are 25 or 30 years out from retirement is this: What will the economy be like when you reach 65, 67, 70 or whatever target retirement age you set for yourself?

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Bradley Geddes, CFP®
Financial Planner, Decker Retirement Planning

Bradley Geddes is the San Francisco financial planner for Decker Retirement Planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has over 13 years of experience in financial advisory, capital markets and corporate finance. He also co-founded a SaaS company in San Francisco and worked as the firm’s CFO before moving into this financial advisory role. Geddes graduated from the University of Washington, where he earned his bachelor of science degree with an emphasis in finance.