We’re back with another edition of Retirement Jargon Sampler! Here’s where we break down all the daunting terminology associated with 401ks through the use of some of America’s favorite tunes. Today’s hit serves as a diversification definition.
You might’ve already seen our latest post about the importance of diversification from Jordan, one of our top-notch advisors. For those of us who aren’t top-notch finance experts, the semantics of “distributing assets” can be damn confusing. So let’s rock our diversification definition.
The Simplest Stance on Diversification? Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around Comes Around”
Here’s where Justin Timberlake comes to smash the jargon into pieces. In JT’s tear-jerking 2006 song “What Goes Around Comes Around,” he cries to his lover’s new decision to leave him and play the field:
“Is this the way it’s really going down?
Is this how we say goodbye?
Should’ve known better when you came around (should’ve known better that you were gonna make me cry)
That you were going to make me cry
Now it’s breaking my heart to watch you run around
‘Cause I know that you’re living a lie
That’s okay baby ’cause in time you will find
What goes around, goes around, goes around …”
Diversification Definition Through Poor Justin
All apologies to the ever-heartbroken Justin, but the reality is his lover is a young and hot commodity – she has the freedom to explore a variety of exciting suitors rather than being tied down to one boring person just because he’s a safe bet. After all, seven free dinners a week are better than one. Not this lucky when it comes to dating? Don’t panic! Spread your assets around in another way…through diversifying your funds.