Retirement Risks

Right-Sizing Your Retirement Risk

“The riskiest day in your entire financial life is the day you retire,” declares one investment manager cited in today’s article, which examines the critical conundrum that retirees face today: “How to invest in retirement with enough risk to maintain your purchasing power for 30-plus years while not taking so much risk that you leave your underbelly exposed.” So what… 

When It Comes To Outliving Your Money, This Is “The Single Biggest Risk You Face”

The retirement expert cited in today’s article calls them “the single biggest risk you face in outliving your money”: out-of-pocket healthcare expenses and costs for long-term care. These expenses can now total over half a million dollars, “almost four times more than the typical couple nearing retirement has saved in their combined retirement accounts”. Given this, the author outlines several… 

The Great Recession Was Devastating To Retirement Savings – But This Common Occurrence Can Be Almost As Destructive

The Great Recession of 2007-2009 devastated many Americans’ retirement savings – and a new study finds that an experience many Americans face can be almost as devastating: divorce. Specifically, researchers found that “Divorce pushes up an individual’s retirement risk by 7 percentage points, [while] the 2008 financial crisis added 9 points.” What are the numerous reasons the authors of the… 

Rethinking Your Retirement Income Strategy

The single biggest risk you face in retirement may be that you will outlive your nest egg – and the author of today’s article warns that Wall Street’s solution to this risk – the 4% withdrawal rule – is fatally flawed. Instead, his solution is to “build a retirement portfolio with an outsized dividend yield.” Why does he argue that…