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Ask the Financial Expert: How Much Risk Should I Take When Investing?

Find out when taking on debt might be beneficial and when you should stay clear of it.


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From July 2015

With so many headlines about low-risk investing and protecting your investments, you might be wondering how to invest your money. You’re not alone. Studies are showing that people are uncomfortable with taking risk and have gotten more risk averse since the height of the financial crisis. But what is the right level of risk, and what can you expect for a return? You might be surprised that low-risk investments may actually be riskier than you think; learn why in this month’s Ask the Financial Expert discussion.