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After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent weeks the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors.
Uncertainty, Though Unnerving, is Certainly Something we can Count On
We’ve just entered spring and can see the grass starting to green and the trees budding.
Spring symbolizes renewal; new life as evidenced by the vegetation emerging from the ground. However, spring also offers some of the most uncertain weather; ranging from sunny days in the 70s, to cold and rainy days in the 40s and even a chance of snow.
So you’ve got your degree, now what?
Your retirement lifestyle will depend not only on your assets and investment choices, but also on how quickly you draw down your retirement portfolio. The annual percentage that you take out of your portfolio, whether from returns or the principal itself, is known as your withdrawal rate. Figuring out an appropriate initial withdrawal rate is a key issue in retirement planning and presents many challenges.