Feeling stressed? You’re not alone.
In fact, a recent study from Janus Henderson Investors, FPA, and Investopedia sought to measure the levels of stress today finding that 63% of investors say they experience moderate or high levels of negative stress in their lives. And it’s only gotten worse over the last 12 months.
While positive stress can be a good thing by nudging us in the direction of our goals, it’s the personal and professional implications of negative stress that we should worry about. This “bad stress” can affect our sleep, mood, decision making abilities, and evenour professional lives—in not so good ways. For investors seeking to plan a long and comfortable retirement, reducing this stress is critical.
Consider 3 steps to help regain control over your stress:
Take time to understand the sources of your stress, and your reaction to them.
Develop new strategies to cope with life’s challenges.
Seek help: Invest in yourself by hiring a personal trainer and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.
Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. As an independent advisor with LPL Financial, Mark serves clients through financial planning and investment advising. Mark became a financial advisor in 1989 and obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation in 1995. He obtained his RETIREMENT INCOME CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL® in 2016.
Mark is a former adjunct faculty member of Baker University where he taught graduate and undergraduate finance and economics courses for nearly ten years and worked in the banking industry for five years. He has been featured in several publications regarding financial advice and is a regular speaker with various civic and academic organizations.
Mark received his MBA from Pittsburg State University in 1988 and undergraduate degree from St. Mary of the Plains College in 1984.
Mark Reinert may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states:
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, MO, OK, TX, and WY.