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Investing in retirement

How you invest and draw income in retirement can have a profound effect on your financial security and ability to fund your lifestyle. It can also determine how much you leave in your estate. That’s why it’s important to have an appropriate investment strategy that is regularly reviewed – even during retirement.

How you invest your funds can be influenced by your age, your health, your dependants, and your attitude to risk, as well as the total value of your assets and how they are structured.

If you only have enough assets to fund your income you may want to invest primarily in conservative, capital-stable assets. However, once you retire you might have to fund yourself for decades so for many people it makes sense to have some exposure to income-producing growth assets such as blue chip Australian shares.

Whatever your overall investment strategy, diversification of underlying investments in any asset class is essential to reduce your overall risk.

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