I don’t understand investing very well, and I find it a little intimidating. What should I do?

Investing is, without question, confusing for a lot of us. But you might be making it harder than it needs to be. You don’t have to understand alphas, betas, standard deviation, or derivatives to invest for your retirement. In general, you want to understand some basic investment principles – things like compounding, asset allocation1, diversification1, and risk versus return. Talk with your COUNTRY Financial representative to discuss these basic investment principles.