The Myths and Realities of Retirement Planning

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?” A Do-It-Yourself Approach to Target Date Retirement Investing Target date mutual funds…

 

Future Retirees at Greater Risk of Hardship

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   The Impact of Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending on Retiree’s Income A major cost for retirees is health care. Though most retirees over age 65 are enrolled in Medicare, out-of-pocket costs can still be significant. An analysis of data included in the 2002–2014 waves of the…

 

Two Important Rules Go Into Effect on Monday

Starting on Monday, industry regulator FINRA will require brokers to ask for a trusted contact when an individual investor opens an account or a firm is updating client information. A trusted contact is a person the brokerage firm can contact if financial exploitation is suspected. A brokerage firm may also rely on the trusted contact…

 

Partisan Conflict and Market Volatility

Even with last weekend’s government shutdown, no agreed-upon budget and yet another debt ceiling increase needed, the major U.S. indexes continued to set record highs. While Mr. Market’s ongoing calm mood may seem paradoxical given what’s happening inside of the Beltway, one study suggests it is normal for volatility to be low. The study’s authors…

 

A Do-It-Yourself Approach to Target Date Retirement Investing

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   How Much Should You Have in Equities Until Retirement? For many retirees, running out of money is their biggest worry during their retirement years, ranking above terminal illness or even death. Unfortunately, many of the popular asset allocation strategies suggest going overly conservative once…