Smart Ways to Inflationproof Your Retirement Portfolio

Defending yourself against inflation means finding investments that earn a healthy rate of return without feeling you're taking too much risk. 'A well-diversified portfolio that offers a blend of investments will have plenty of buffering built in,' says certified financial planner Deena Katz, an associate professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech University.

Prudent hedges keep rising prices from gnawing at your nest egg

By Kerry Hannon

Posted August 8, 2008

It's been a rough year for retirees—and those eyeing retirement. Crashing stocks have slammed retirement account values. Falling house prices are shuttering dreams of selling the big family home, buying a less expensive pad, and pocketing the excess to shore up savings.

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