Life After Full-time Work Blog

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

#71 A Liquidity Reservoir Creates Flexibility

in Finance

If it’s possible, it helps a lot to have some money set aside for emergencies. In fact, as we’ll see in this post, a bit of cash also helps enormously to smooth out the impact of investment fluctuations. 

#70 Three Goals, Three Instruments

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This post looks at the main kinds of financial goals we have for retirement, and why each goal needs its own financial instrument.

# 69 With Two Extreme Philosophies, Either/Or Is A Bad Way To Frame The Choice

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This post expands on the notion of philosophies that embrace only the safety or only the growth end of the spectrum along which goals are placed.

#68 Safety And Growth As Investment Goals

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Here’s a clarification of the goals of safety and growth.

#67 Happiness Comes From Certainty About Not Outliving Your Assets

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What’s the relationship between happiness and money? When we understand that, we can understand what retirees say scares them the most.

#66 Risk: The Rubber Meets The Road

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I’ve talked a lot about risk, particularly the impact of uncertainty in investment returns, all the way through. Here I’ll gather together a lot of those thoughts, give them names, and set them out in a way that gives you a framework for the sequence in which you can make risk decisions.

#65 Happy Holidays, And All The Best For 2019!

A summary of the posts in the last quarter.

#64 Ever Thought About A Retirement Dry Run?

Here’s the story of a couple who actually did a “dry run” to test how their retirement might work. In this post we’ll explore the why and the how with them.

#63 Move Beyond The Workplace, Explore Life’s Journey

You’re not the first to embark on this stage of the journey. Learn from the experience of others.

#62 Conversations At DC West 2018 About Education For Life Two

Here are the reactions I remember, following my talk that made the case for education for Life Two.