It's today's world of instant and constant information, it is hard to know what to focus on in your portfolio.
Previous generations of workers had a well-defined path to retirement. There were two main sources of income for retirement, Social Security and a government or corporate pension.
Investing for growth may, in general, help you get to your goals, yet growth alone may not be all you need from your investing strategy.
If your investments aren't performing as you anticipated, is it because the markets aren't doing well or because you are undermining your own progress?