Learn about preparing for life after full-time work through posts from Don's upcoming book.
What economists consider an optimal portfolio combination is better split into two separate pieces
Central bankers cannot find a way to help borrowers without hurting savers
How to proceed, depending on what you want
Introducing the stages in Route 4 of Freedom, Time, Happiness
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.
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 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.
A long excerpt from the Life Two book, to show you its structure.
This tale by a master story-teller is scary. It reminds us that we should think about potential disruptive things before they’re upon us. This post also explains why we prefer to postpone tough decisions.
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.