Segregating Your Risk
Your willingness to assume risk with your investments is not necessarily a static concept. You may be less willing to take risk with investments designated for an essential financial goal, while you may be more willing to take risk for nonessential goals. However, those varying risk levels may be difficult to assess if all your investments are commingled in one account. For instance, assume you have three goals — to ensure you have enough funds to support yourself through retirement, to send your children to Ivy-league colleges, and to purchase a vacation home. The most crucial goal is to ensure you don’t run out of money during retirement. Thus, you want a high level of assurance you’ll reach that goal, devoting a substantial portion of your resources to the pursuit of it. Your investments for that goal are likely to be somewhat conservative, especially as you approach retirement age. The next important goal is sending your children to Ivy-league colleges. You have more limited resources to devote to that goal, plus your children can still attend a less-expensive college or pay part of the costs themselves. For that goal, you may be willing to assume more risk with your investments to increase the likelihood of reaching that goal. Your goal for a vacation home is clearly last, so you may have few resources to devote to it. For that goal, you may be willing to use very aggressive investments, since that may be the only way to achieve that goal. The point is that your willingness to assume risk is not static. It will vary depending on how important the goal is to you and how much you can designate to that goal. Commingling all your investments for all goals in one account may make it difficult to analyze your investments in this manner. Thus, you might want to set up separate accounts for each goal, so you can more closely match the investments to your willingness to assume risk for that goal.
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