Men stop reading — you will probably soon become bored. Or at least pretend to stop reading. Although I plan to fill this column with very useful information and tidbits that everyone can appreciate, I have a feeling it’s going to dive off into the female dominate world of hair, as that was my inspiration at the start.
I adore summer, maybe not the extreme heat, but I’m always game for the pool, lake, river or beach. I love the water and I love the sun. But while the water is mostly OK to indulge in, it is the sun that can cause extreme harm.
Remember that this information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information and facilitate conversations with your physician that will benefit your health.
Approximately 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease — and millions of others are at risk, but may not know it. Kidney disease is often called the “silent killer,” because it has no symptoms until the advanced stage of the disease. In fact, one in nine Americans has chronic kidney disease, but many are unaware that they have it, because they do not feel ill.
All investments carry risk. But, as an investor, one of the biggest risks you face is that of not achieving your long-term goals, such as enjoying a comfortable retirement and remaining financially independent throughout your life.
To help reach your objectives, you need to own a variety of investment vehicles — and each carries its own type of risk.
If you spread your investment dollars among vehicles that carry different types of risk, you may increase your chances of owning some investments that do well, even if, at the same time, you own others that aren’t. As a result, you may be able to reduce the overall level of volatility in your portfolio. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification can’t guarantee a profit or protect against all losses.)