The 2018 market year is in the books, and it wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t anywhere near as bad as 2008, which was worse than going to prom with your mother. 2018 was more like going to prom with a second cousin.
Market risk isn’t the only risk you face in your financial journey. You could avoid market risk entirely very easily: Stay out of the market. But can you grow your nest egg fast enough to retire when you want to and have enough money to last your lifetime?