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Subject:  Re: Possibly the worst retirement investment Date:  5/20/2013  8:52 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  307042 of 310978

Wow, you read a lot more into that article than I did. What I saw was that there are issues with tapping retirement accounts and life insurance (presumably whole life, since it's 'tappable'). And I also saw some risks pointed out that are unique to real estate. But I also missed anyone pointing out the risks of any other investments that could be substitutes. There is no such thing as a 'safe' investment. Even CDs have inflation risk, so while you may not lose your principal, when you get it and the interest back, it's not going to purchase