There are many people who have but all of their faith the Stock Market and that is certainly a option. The problem is you are putting all of you eggs in one basket. A better approach is to make the Stock Market part of an overall plan. Having a sound plan will give you advantages like
You should take the time to research options like bonds, commodities etc. You should also consider seeking professional help. While there are many things that you can do on your own, you should have a professional review your plan to make sure you are not missing anything. A good plan will include:
Predictable Income Post Retirement
You should make sure and take care of any risk management needs first. Risk management means getting the things insured that you can least afford to lose. Do not assume that you will live forever and that if anything bad happens it will be to the other person. Remember from my viewpoint YOU are the other person. Take the time to complete a will among other things.
The Stock Market should be part of any planning process but it should not be the entire process.
You should not use the information given in the article “Alternatives To The Stock Market.” in place of advice given from a professional adviser. Your situation could be and in most likely unique to you. This information may or may not fit your personal situation.