Solving the Problem of Retirement
This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:
A number of spending rules—each emphasizing different goals—have been developed to help retirees deal with changes in their individual circumstances and in the markets. Vanguard’s hybrid approach adjusts withdrawals within preset limits, allowing retirees to benefit from good markets and more easily weather bad markets.
Retirement is often a problem for those who have not saved enough to live comfortably. For many people in their 50s and 60s, that problem suddenly looms large as they are forced to confront a variety of realities. Retirement places potentially unlimited demands on finite savings, but there are three actions investors can take to mitigate the problem.
Jane Bryant Quinn, nationally known personal finance writer and commentator, sits down with AAII Journal editor Charles Rotblut to discuss how reverse mortgages, stocks, bonds and annuities can be used by retirees to ensure they have adequate levels of cash flow in retirement.
Only a small minority of baby boomers are accumulating enough savings to provide for their income needs. But those approaching retirement can improve their financial security in retirement, depending on their flexibility and their approach to four big decisions that are under their control.
Our Member Question for this week is:
Which region holds the most investment risk over the next 12 months?
Vote to answer this week’s Special Question: How important do you think geographic diversification is when it comes to portfolio building? Why?
Last Week’s Results:
Based on several widely followed measures, U.S. stocks appear overpriced. Personally, how overvalued or undervalued do you think U.S. stocks are?
Poll results are as of 9 a.m. (Central) on Monday. 2,122 respondents.
With each passing day, more and more attention is being paid to the valuations of U.S. stocks and the overall market. One popular measure of the market’s valuation, the Cyclically Adjusted PE Ratio or CAPE Ratio, stands at a 17-year high dating back to March 2002. Last week’s survey question asked our readers whether they thought U.S. stocks and the market as a whole were under- or overvalued. The weekly special question then asked what metrics our readers use to arrive at their determination of stock and market valuation.
This e-book, which is available exclusively to AAII members, was written to help our members achieve a financially secure retirement. The book offers an overview of many of the primary considerations for retirement planning, including how much you need to save, where your retirement income will come from, what asset classes you should invest in and how you should take advantage of your company’s defined contribution plan (if available).