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Participant Insights

Portfolio rebalancing, how to budget your money, what’s an HSA and who needs one? Preparing for retirement is hard. From personal finance basics to retirement planning and everything in between, we’ve got a few ideas to make life a little simpler. Contact MCF with any questions.

Navigating Market Volatility


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How Much Do Retirees Spend?

As people age, their spending patterns change, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Department data1. On average, US households under age 55 spend almost $58,000 a year on a wide variety of expenses.

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Understanding Market Volatility

Some investors try to “time” the market or buy and sell based on their guess about what the market will do next. By doing so, they often miss out on the best days. The graph below shows the difference between investors who stayed in the market during volatile periods with those who only briefly left but missed some of the market’s best upswings.

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Save Early, Aim for Your Goal

Contributing to your employer’s retirement plan as soon as you’re eligible is crucial to meeting your retirement goals. The earlier you start saving, the more time compounding interest has to work on your behalf. Putting off contributions today means increased contributions to reach the same goals tomorrow.

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