Am I on track? That question is posed to us quite often by individuals making general inquiries. Underlying issues usually are “Do I have enough to retire comfortably?” or “Do I risk running out of money?” This week’s blog addresses aspects of these underlying questions. In general, two main approaches are used in retirement planning
“Our parents ran out of money.” The parents did not fit the profile of a couple that would run out of money. It was surprising. They were typical of the best of the old Southern gentry. He went to Washington & Lee, served his country in World War II, and got his MBA from Wharton.
This week we review recent research on safe withdrawal rates for retirees, present several points of view, with the final article summarizing the merits of several approaches.