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Time for the 3% Withdrawal Rule?

Low bond yields have called into question the safety of the 4% withdrawal strategy, while other avenues for extra retirement income have their own pros and cons, says Morningstar's David Blanchett.

Time for the 3% Withdrawal Rule?

Note: This video is being re-featured as part of Morningstar's October 2014 5 Keys to Retirement Investing special report. This video originally appeared in January 2013.

How to set a sustainable withdrawal rate is a crucial topic for retirees. With bond yields as low as they are, a recent study by David Blanchett, Michael Finke, and Wade Pfau suggests that a 3% withdrawal rate--rather than the so-called 4% rule--will help improve retirees' probability of success. Click here to read the paper in its entirety.

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