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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… 

The Income Investor’s Conundrum: Buy Individual Dividend Stocks Or A Dividend ETF?

Which is the better choice for retirees (or any other income investor): building a portfolio of individual dividend stocks or buying a dividend exchange-traded fund? The author of today’s article argues that, “while total return is certainly a very important consideration, there are a number of other factors that can swing the decision one way or the other” – and… 

Five Funds For A Faster $1 Million Nest Egg

When it comes to accumulating that $1 million figure often cited as the recommended amount for a retirement nest egg, the author of today’s article states there are two choices: “Either we can wait nearly half a century…or we can become millionaires faster if we can get a better return.” He proceeds to outline a basket of five funds which… 

“Zero Chance”: What This Firm’s 10-Year Return Expectation For Balanced Funds Means For Retirement Savers

Zero. That is where investment advisory firm Research Affiliates places the chances of a typical balanced fund of 60% stocks and 40% bonds earning 5% or more in the next 10 years. Given that many retirement calculators use a default annualized long-term expected return of 6% or higher, the author of today’s article cautions that people saving for retirement based…