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How Much Risk Is Right For You?

How much risk you can afford depends on four factors:

Your Stage of Life.
The needs and demands on your income differ depending on whether you're just starting out, raising a growing family, putting children through college, in your prime earning years or getting ready for retirement.

Your Income.
People with lots of discretionary income can afford to take greater risks with their money than people who are just getting by or who depend on their investments for their income.

Your Assets.
The more assets you currently have, the more risk you can probably afford to take.

Your Attitude.
Some people are comfortable with high levels of risk. Others aren't. Don't do anything you're not comfortable with.

How Much Risk Is Right For You?
Take our Investor Profile Test and find out.

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