Bill Bengen Discusses His Retirement Withdrawal Strategy

William “Bill” Bengen, whose 1994 study introduced the concept of the 4% withdrawal rate for retirees, recently participated in a question and answer session on social media website Reddit. The conversation focused on retirement withdrawal strategies and portfolio allocation. I’ll provide some highlights here. The full exchange is interesting, though you will want to set…

 

10 Steps to Avoiding Ponzi Schemes and Financial Fraud

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles:   Due Diligence: 10 Steps to Avoiding Ponzi Schemes and Financial Fraud Financial fraud is an all-to-often occurrence and highlights the importance of asking the right questions and doing your own due diligence before selecting an adviser or participating in an investment. Here are 10…

 

The October 2017 AAII Journal is Now Available Online

Feature Article » Stock Strategies Stock Market Retreats and Recoveries by Sam Stovall Only six months, on average, have separated the end of one decline and the start of the next one, but recoveries have been quick. AAII InvestoGraphic » Stock Market Volatility by AAII Staff Large-company stocks can experience big price swings on a 12-month…