Retirement Readiness Is Being Assessed in the Wrong Manner

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Mathematics of Retirement Portfolios This article deals with several important retirement questions: “How much money do I need in my investment portfolio at the start of retirement?” and “How much can I safely withdraw from my investment portfolio during the retirement years?” Retirement…

 

The Importance of Diversification in Retirement Portfolios

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   A Financial Planner’s Guidance for Women on Planning for Retirement It is a fact that 90% of women will be single at some point during their retirement. According to the 2014–2015 Prudential Research study “Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women,” nearly half of those…

 

Retirement Withdrawal Calculator

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Five Strategies for Withdrawing From Retirement Savings The 4% rule has long been the standard model for drawing down savings in retirement. It is not the only approach to retirement income, however. BlackRock offers five alternatives for making withdrawals. In doing so, the firm…

 

Solving the Problem of Retirement

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Vanguard’s Dynamic Spending Strategy for Retirees 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…

 

Limiting Required Minimum Distribution Costs

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Retirement Withdrawal Calculator A withdrawal rate is a function of how much money you withdraw from your retirement fund each year. But what if you choose the wrong initial rate? If you choose a rate that is too high, you face possible shortfall risk…