Investment Portfolio Review: What to Do When It’s a Bear Market

Worried about how your investments are doing right now? We'll look at how to do a investment portfolio review so that you'll not only feel less stressed but take productive steps to help you invest better!

Why Investment Portfolio Reviews Are a Smart Move

If you've been following the news, especially finances. It can be pretty scary right now. It seems like all the headlines are focused on high gas prices, how inflation is affecting basic goods, and how volatile the market is right now.

We're in a bear market, which if you're not familiar with the term means that there's been a decline of 20% or more from recent highs.

While staying on top of the big threads of what's going on is good, being too tuned into the news can backfire. Look, I've been writing about personal finance for almost a decade and a half and I can still get a bit anxious about it.

This is where doing a portfolio review can help. When we're doing our monthly reviews for our money dates, we get a snapshot of what's going on with our accounts to make sure everything's moving along well. But a few times a year. Around once a quarter for us. We'll also look at our investments more closely.

It's like a financial checkup. That's beneficial for finances for sure, but believe it or not, our marriage. For us, this is an opportunity to hit pause. Just sit down and really talk about what's been working and what's not working with our family finances.

We can also take a step back and discuss the big picture about what we want to do in the near future and then longterm. It's a low key, but productive way for us to stay on top of things.

And I want to show you how you can do it too.

In this episode, we'll dive into:

  • why less is more when it comes to portfolio reviews
  • what questions to ask to make sure you're on track
  • things you can do to improve your portfolio

We have a lot to cover. So let's get started!

Resources to Stay on Top of Your Investments

Whether you're new to investing or looking to level up, here are some resources to get your there faster!

Don't forget you can always send your questions in either through private voicemail or the form here for an upcoming episode!

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