Learn about preparing for life after full-time work through posts from Don's upcoming book.
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.
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.
The “glide path” in accumulation applies only when you’re saving money, not when you’re making withdrawals. Here’s an important decumulation angle.
A (final) bit of background on my article in the London-based FT Money publication and an accompanying podcast
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.
Review of a book I enjoyed, plus a bit of news
A quick summary, plus a preview on expanding the perspective found in Life Two
A long excerpt from the Life Two book, to show you its structure.
I’m excited to tell you about it … and more!
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.