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When you're investing, you're hoping to avoid unexpected obstacles and find advantages in events you can't control. From the state of the economy to the aging of our population, various macroeconomic factors will end up affecting your portfolio. How should you plan for them?

As part of our investment series with OppenheimerFunds, we polled Business Insider readers to see which macro-economic factors gave them the most pause. It turns out 29% think salaries aren't keeping pace with rising costs, and 2o% are worried that people are living longer and can't rely on social security as a safety net.

OppenheimerFunds Senior Economist Brian Levitt explains that salaries are, in fact, somewhat on the rise; and while no near-term changes to social security are planned, this is an opportunity for us to take personal responsibility for our futures. We have options. Watch the video above to find out what they are.

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