Ep 98: Interview with Retirement Researcher Dr. Michael Finke – Part 2

Listen to Kevin and Michael chat about a wide range of key retirement issues, the research behind them, as well as current topics: Life expectancy differences for average vs. wealthy people, what makes a retiree happy, why Social Security is such a good deal, how inflation impacts retirees differently than workers, why the current market environment contains much bad news for retirees, and much more.  Continue reading

Ep 97: Interview with Retirement Researcher Dr. Michael Finke – Part 1

Listen to Kevin and Michael chat about a wide range of key retirement issues, the research behind them, as well as current topics: Life expectancy differences for average vs. wealthy people, what makes a retiree happy, why Social Security is such a good deal, how inflation impacts retirees differently than workers, why the current market environment contains much bad news for retirees, and much more.  Continue reading

Ep 95: Rules Gone Awry – The 4 Percent Rule

You’ve perhaps heard the 4 percent rule, that if you take 4% out of your investment account each year, you’ll never outlive your money. Kevin talks about where this idea came from, and pokes some holes in this strategy in this installment of Rules Gone Awry. Continue reading

Ep 94: Rules Gone Awry – The Rule of 100

There’s a “rule” that says you should take 100, subtract your age, and the result tells you how much of your money you should invest in stocks. It would be awesome if retirement planning was that simple, but simple isn’t always effective and that’s the problem with the Rule of 100. Take a listen to find out about better ways to invest and plan for your financial future. Continue reading

Ep 92: Rules Gone Awry- The 80% Spending Rule

In our Retirement Rules Gone Awry series, Walter turns to Kevin on this week’s podcast to understand how that “80% Rule” worked its way into the retirement planning vernacular and why we’d all be wiser to ignore it. Continue reading