How Important Is Asset Allocation to Retirement Security?
The brief’s key findings are:
- Financial planners often tout asset allocation to boost retirement preparedness.
- But the typical household nearing retirement has less than $100,000 in savings.
- Hence, asset allocation lost when tested against three alternatives: working longer, taking a reverse mortgage, and controlling spending.
- Even for households with substantial financial assets, asset allocation is less important than one would expect.