New Ideas for Retirement Income

How to save for and then generate enough retirement income is a central theme here. It turns out that the tools used to accumulate sufficient assets to retire — portfolio diversification according to Modern Portfolio Theory — are probably insufficient to plan for producing income in the distribution phase of retirement. A while back I …

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Is the 4% Safe Withdrawal Rate Obsolete?

One of the first questions that comes up when looking at modern retirement is “How much money do I need to save?” Amazingly, there was little hard research aimed at answering this question until about the mid-1990’s. Some of the first answers were shown to be overly simplistic, but for the last decade or so …

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