By Joe Udo
The stock market is a great investment if you have a long time horizon. But should you continue to invest in stocks once you retire? When you start withdrawing from your retirement portfolio, you will be a lot more sensitive to stock market fluctuations. Most financial advisers recommend reducing stock market investments as you get older, but you don’t want to just stick the money under the mattress either. Inflation will erode cash savings over the years, and we need to continue to invest.