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Robert Brokamp CFP's informative article on Market Pass, How and When to Reduce Risk as Retirement Nears, makes for good reading with several useful suggestions on how to go about the task. For those in the small minority who still are covered by a defined benefit pension plan, inasmuch as the promised benefits are funded by holdings which are to some extent invested in fixed income ( although equity investing by pensions has become more prevalent with the drop in interest rates for bonds ), it can be a useful perspective to include the defined benefit pension benefit with its bond exposure in one's considerations, as one determines one's own personal allocations in approaching retirement or being in retirement years.
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