6. Keep making retirement contributions.
Amid uncertainty, this is hard to do, but if possible, stick to your plan and keep putting money away. If you need to reduce the amount due to unforeseen circumstances, try to at least capture any company match.
If you need money within a year or so, keep it in a safe place, such as a checking, savings, money market or shortterm CD or bond. Do not tempt fate by putting money that you know you will need at risk.
7. Manage cash.
When we are fearful, we tend not to make the greatest decisions. So if someone (a broker, salesman, etc.) pitches a brand new product, either when the bottom has fallen out or when markets are reaching new highs, take time to evaluate whether or not to take the plunge.
8. Beware the sales pitch.