Exchange-traded funds, or , are a good way to build a retirement portfolio. They are low-cost, provide plenty of diversification because they track specific indexes and they provide certain tax benefits. Folks looking to early, or at least with a solid portfolio, can use ETFs as one of their building blocks.You'll need to start saving early in order to have enough funds to accommodate your desired lifestyle after , and the earlier the better. Since stocks drive a portfolio and bonds provide security, when you begin building your retirement portfolio it should consist primarily of stocks, and later on, as you are approaching retirement it should include bonds.
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