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Retiring in a bear market can be catastrophic — working one more year can make a huge difference

Avoid locking in losses. Even a part-time job can buy you some time.

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Timing, apparently, is everything. Especially when it comes to retirement.

Retiring in a bear market can harm your portfolio for the long-term, even if the market eventually recovers, according to a new study by SmartAsset.

This is all due to sequence risk, which essentially means that when you’re taking withdrawals from a portfolio, the order...