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How to recession-proof your retirement plans, according to retirees who made it through the Great Recession

How to recession-proof your retirement plans, according to retirees who made it through the Great Recession
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Getting ready for retirement is only made harder by a recession.




But, according to retirees who weathered the Great Recession, there are lots of things to do today to help protect your savings for tomorrow.




For instance, you can make sure your investments are safely allocated and hold onto them as long as you can.




Worried about a recession? SmartAsset's free tool can help you find a financial adviser to keep your money safe »



The Great Recession hit many Americans hard between 2007 and 2009 — including their retirement accounts.
But, it's worth remembering that many made it through just fine. While it can certainly be stressful, these retirees from Business Insider's Real Retirement series say it's possible to make it through the storm by focusing on your asset allocations, holding tight to your investments, and being willing to adjust your plans.
Here are their stories, and how they made it through the biggest economic recession since the Great Depression.
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