It's time to ponder your pension plans
Mark Bodine, a New York–based scriptwriter and producer of industrial shows, has nightmares about a replay of 2008, when his stock portfolio lost a quarter of its value.
"I don't want to go through that again," he said. "I'm not too far from retirement. I don't want to have to wait to get back to where I am today." Bodine is considering diversifying his portfolio, with less in the stock market and more in certificates of deposit (CDs), a rental property in New York or Florida, or even the ultimate safe haven: cash.
—By Steve Weinstein, Special to CNBC.com