Setting aside one to two years' worth of living expenses in one bucket can make it easier for retirees to also hold more volatile assets with higher potential returns for the later years of retirement.
Ratcheting down your equity exposure when stocks are richly valued can help combat 'sequence of return' risk and improve retirement-income sustainability, says financial-planning expert Michael Kitces.
Age 62? 70? Financial need, longevity, and lifestyle all factored into these readers' decisions.
In high- (or low-) tax years, retirees may have reason to flout the rules of thumb on withdrawal sequencing.
Comparing your portfolio with a good target-date fund or a customized benchmark can help you determine how you're doing.
Some guidance on setting--and not forgetting--your portfolio's stock/bond/cash mix.
Jan. 26-30: Check your savings progress, assess your asset allocation, evaluate performance, size up your individual holdings, and get new ideas with model portfolios from Morningstar.
Some readers favor the flexibility of a sprawling portfolio, while others prefer a simpler approach.
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Feb. 23-27: Our tips and picks for tax-sheltered and taxable accounts, tax-efficient portfolio planning, and saving taxes in retirement.