withdrawal rate

Is the 4% Retirement Withdrawal Rate Dead?

Posted on 02/27/2014 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsMany of us are familiar with the “4 percent rule.” That’s the annual retirement savings withdrawal amount many retirees have relied on over the years in an effort to avoid running out of money. Meanwhile, more experts these days are now dismissing it, saying the 4 percent rule no longer works amid today’s economic realities.  J.P. Morgan appears to be the latest investment house to bash the 4 percent rule, or any fixed-rate withdrawal plan, and replace it with another approach. Today the …

Make Your 401(k) Last In Retirement

Posted on 04/17/2012 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsIf you’re worried about outliving your retirement savings, consider this: Don’t withdraw more than 6 percent annually from your employer-sponsored 401(k) or 403(b) plan.  Take more than that and you could be tempting fate. That’s the harsh conclusion from the Institutional Retirement Income Council, a nonprofit think tank that looked at several strategies for new retirees. Determining how much retirees should withdraw from their retirement plans has been a favorite subject of debate among retirement planners. The council’s 6 percent figure is at …