Investing in the Stock Market: Life or Death? [Infographic]

Let’s face it, financial planning can be scary. In fact according to a new Nationwide Financial survey, many investors are still afraid of another financial crisis and Americans are still hesitant about investing in the stock market.

But we believe you shouldn’t let your financial fears keep you from preparing for your financial future. The truth is, since the financial turmoil of 2008, those who have stayed out of the market have missed out on more than $200 billion1 of stock gains.

Check out the infographic below to find out what’s holding investors back,

Investing in the Stock Market: Life or Death? [Infographic]

If you’re interested in learning more about setting long-term savings goals, consider meeting with a financial advisor. These investing resources will help you get started.

1Bloomberg News, “Wish you were here: spooked investors miss out on $200 billion gain,” 12/26/12

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