5/8/2015 – Some New Math for the 4 Percent Retirement Rule

May 08, 2015 Comments Off by

The most widely referenced rule of thumb in financial vernacular, known as the 4 percent rule, found that retirees who withdrew 4 percent of their initial retirement portfolio balance, and then adjusted that dollar amount for inflation each year thereafter, would have created a paycheck that lasted for 30 years.

The concept has been both celebrated and criticized, and it has recently come under scrutiny yet again, particularly as the current crop of retirees are entering retirement during a period of historically low interest rates.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

Financial Security 2015, Longevity News 2015

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