Up and down. Down more. Up a little.
The stock market may be bringing you some motion sickness.
The S&P 500 shed more than 6 percent over the past month, and then rebounded almost 4 percent in the last few days.
"If you have 40 years left to invest, a bear market right now is just noise and should be ignored; in fact, often celebrated," said Doug Bellfy, a certified financial planner at Synergy Financial Planning in South Glastonbury, Connecticut.
On the other hand, Bellfy said, "A stock market crash that starts the day after you retire can cause a permanent lifestyle impact if all your money is invested there."
Here's how you should react and plan for volatility by age.