This week we examine tools and techniques for more peace of mind in retirement.  It is a companion to last week’s blog addressing some of the reasons retirees can run out of money.

Retirement Account Participants Can Purchase Longevity Annuities. Under the new rules issued by the IRS, those with IRAs or 401(k) plans will be allowed to use these funds to purchase longevity annuities. Since longevity annuities do not have to start distributions until the participant is 85, they are used as a hedge against the participant outliving his or her retirement savings.

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Retirement Income: How To Use Buckets To Manage Your Portfolio. When planning your spending in retirement, you can use investment “buckets” to help keep your income flowing in without letting the ups and downs of the market knock you off track.  Rob Williams explains the concept.

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The Importance of Being Solvent.  Wealth isn’t about money; it’s about freedom to do what you want.  It’s about the virtue of living within your means.  Jonathan Clements of the Wall Street Journal discusses the freedom of living on less

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And in case you missed itclick here to read last week’s blog post  which examines some of the reasons retirees run out of money.

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