The goal of investing is to build wealth over time and/or to generate income from your investments to meet objectives. Investors purchase assets such as mutual funds, stocks, bonds, real estate and commodities with the expectation that the value of these assets will increase and that their financial goals will be realized. Successful investing requires time, patience and a clear and realistic plan directed toward your goal.
Most people invest to achieve a goal, the most common being retirement and college. Making a plan improves your chances of success, even for shorter-term savings goals like a house down payment, vacation or car.
As you near retirement, readiness planning can seem daunting. We believe it›s important to ask the right questions in order to make sound decisions. Big Questions for a Better Retirement is designed to ask and answer questions and help you start building a solid foundation for retirement readiness.