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The Current Market’s Effect On Retirement Spending

Last time, we compared retirement spending rules using historical data, but I believe we can arrive at a much more realistic picture for today’s retirees using Monte Carlo simulations. To that end, today I want to simulate these strategies with Monte Carlo simulations for stock and bond returns using current market environment as a starting point.

4 Steps To Prepare Your Retirement Portfolio For The New Year

The end of the year is a great time to get your financial house in order. As the market bounces along throughout the year, your portfolio bounces right along with it. Every once in a while, you need to give it a checkup. And it’s not just rebalancing your investment portfolio (though I cover that in step 4) – you need to make sure your entire financial picture is in good working order.

How Much Wealth Will You Have 30 Years Into Retirement?

Thus far, we have compared the historical performance of various spending strategies when the initial spending rate is 4%. Over the next couple weeks, we will apply an XYZ rule and consider how spending may be impacted by the low-interest-rate environment facing retirees.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Retirement

It seems that no matter how much information is out there, people are still hitting retirement with little or no preparedness at all. Here are 5 of the most common ways people are sabotaging their retirement.

Which Retirement Spending Strategy Is Right For You?

Deciding on the right retirement spending strategy for your particular situation is both incredibly difficult, and incredibly important. There are huge numbers of reasonable options, but how do you know which is right for you? The answer depends on several factors.

Retirement Spending And Required Minimum Distributions

One final spending rule serves as a reasonably easy way to implement an actuarial method for retirement spending. Actuarial methods generally have retirees recalculate their sustainable spending annually based on the remaining portfolio balance, remaining longevity, and expected portfolio returns.

The Original Retirement Spending Decision Rules

The next decision rule approach provides the name for this category of methods. The Guyton and Klinger spending decision rules derive from work by Jonathan Guyton in 2004 and the team of Jonathan Guyton and William Klinger in 2006.