Think about the things in your life that you don’t think about that often. The smoke alarm, airbags in your car, fire extinguishers. Each of these things don’t really matter day-to-day until you need them and you’re glad they’re available and working.
A sound financial plan will generate income throughout your retirement. However, if your portfolio is solely linked to the stock market, you could find yourself without a paycheck during a market correction. Develop a volatility buffer that will protect your income needs.