Episode 33: More Reasons Why The 4% Rule May Still Be Too High

This episode concludes our three-part discussion on why the 4% sustainable withdrawal rate may be too ambitious as a retirement income planning assumption. In this episode, Wade and Alex get into how taxes, your investment account types, the need for a m…

Episode 32: Three Key Reasons Why Investing for Dividends as a Retirement Income Strategy is a Mistake

Alex and Wade discuss 3 key reasons that point out the dangers of investing for dividends (or yield) as your “go-to” retirement income strategy. Listen to hear them breakdown how this strategy violates the 4% rule and other sustainable withdrawal strateg…

Why the 4% Rule May Be Too High – Part 1

Alex and Wade discuss a few potential reasons why the 4% rule for taking distributions from your investment portfolio may be unfounded in today’s environment. They discuss in-depth the impact of 3 major variables that may cause you to overshoot your amou…

Episode 30: Can We Assume the 4% Rule Provides A Safe Withdrawal Rate For Retirement Income?

Wade and Alex breakdown the origins of the 4% rule and how it set the stage for the foundation of many sustainable spending strategies. They also revisit some of the assumptions in the original study and point out areas for further consideration for your…

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