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But that's only for the long term. If you are in retirement, where you need to spend your savings, you want to keep your money in low risk assets. Central banks are trying their hardest to minimize your spending income by giving you no return on these less risky assets.

The comment I was replying to only mentioned people saving for retirement, not people already retired.

Not really. "The irony of this approach is that the lower interest rates are, the more people need to save to reach their retirement goals."

That statement doesn't necessarily assume people are just socking their money away in a savings account while working. The goal of saving for retirement is that you need your money to outlast you. If your can expect much lower income during retirement, you'll need to have a bigger pot at the beginning of your retirement (i.e. you'll need to save more while working).

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