Taking stock: Financial expert answers your personal finance questions
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Michael Fayed is an independent adviser with Capital Guardian LLC and Capital Guardian Wealth Management.

A certified public accountant and certified financial planner, he is a graduate of Winthrop University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting as well as a master’s of business administration.

His question-and-answer column, “Cash Talk,” will appear periodically in the Gazette Sunday Business section. In today’s column, Gazette Business Editor Ragan Robinson asked Fayed some frequently asked questions on the minds of investors who are worried about the volatility in the market.

Q: With the stock market unpredictable and interest rates low, retirees and others depending on those investments seem to be taking a double hit. What’s a retiree to do?

I hear that question every day. For retirees it’s a very uncomfortable time. Investments perceived as safe aren’t paying anything. On top of that, you have a stoc…………… continues on Gaston Gazette
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