Life After Full-time Work Blog

Learn about preparing for life after full-time work through posts from Don's upcoming book.

#85 A Case Study On The Investment Glide Path In Decumulation

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Experts make assumptions about our attitude to financial risk in our retirement years. Here’s a case study that suggests that psychology plays a considerable role, regardless of finances.

#84 Sometimes Bad Things Happen For Long Periods

Of course we hope for good outcomes when we invest. But we must consider the possibility that outcomes will be bad, perhaps even over long periods. That’s what risk means. Let’s take a look at history again, this time looking at bad news.

#83 “Sequence Of Returns” Risk In Decumulation

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The “glide path” in accumulation applies only when you’re saving money, not when you’re making withdrawals. Here’s an important decumulation angle.

#82 London Notes

A (final) bit of background on my article in the London-based FT Money publication and an accompanying podcast

#81 Target Date Funds And How To Improve Them

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A glide path that is based on assumptions about the average saver is a great start as a default option. That doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. This post describes ways in which it can be customized to better fit each saver’s characteristics.

#80 Victory Lap Retirement

Review of a book I enjoyed, plus a bit of news

#79 A Review Of 2Q2019, And What’s Coming

A quick summary, plus a preview on expanding the perspective found in Life Two

#78 Glide From Youth Into Life Two (Walk 20)

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A long excerpt from the Life Two book, to show you its structure.

# 77 The Life Two book has been published

I’m excited to tell you about it … and more!

# 76 Healthy Life Expectancy

It isn’t just how long we might live that’s of interest. It also matters a lot how healthy our future years are. We’ll see in this post that health is a tough thing to measure.