"Stay the course" and "don't panic" were common tips as the stock market dropped this past week. But what about people who are so close to retirement, they can practically smell it? Traditionally that means folks who are almost 65 or older, but to financial planners, it can mean anyone who plans to stop working full-time within 10 years.
Whether you're a year away from retirement or 30 years, the advice is the same, said Elizabeth Mannen, an investment advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors: "Don't sell at the bottom. Don't turn a trip into a fall."