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Justin Fitzpatrick: 'Retirees Have a Superpower'

The co-founder of retirement-software provider Income Lab says that older adults can take a few simple steps to ensure that their assets last throughout their lifetimes.

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Our guest on the podcast today is Justin Fitzpatrick. Justin is the co-founder and chief innovation officer at Income Lab, which provides retirement planning software. Before co-founding Income Lab, Justin spent over 15 years in financial services, leading teams in advanced financial planning and portfolio strategy and managing the development of financial technology tools. Prior to his work in financial services, Justin spent seven years in academia. He has taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard University; Queen Mary, University of London; and the University of California, Los Angeles. Justin is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner professional.



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Sequence Risk and Spending Rules

Will Higher Inflation Harm Retirees?” by Justin Fitzpatrick,, Feb. 14, 2022.

How the 4% Rule Undermines Advisors and Clients,” by Johnny Poulsen,, Oct. 25, 2021.

Rethinking Risk in Retirement Planning,” by Justin Fitzpatrick,, Oct. 1, 2021.

Retirement Withdrawal Rates Alone Are Misleading. Here’s Why,” by Justin Fitzpatrick,, Jan. 21, 2022.

Reducing Retirement ‘Outrage’ Risk With Adjustment-Based Planning and Communication,” by Justin Fitzpatrick,, May 19, 2021.

How to Use Economic Context in Retirement Income Decision-Making,” by Justin Fitzpatrick,, June 1, 2022.

Exploring the Retirement Consumption Puzzle,” by David Blanchett,, May 2014.

The Retirement Distribution ‘Hatchet’: Using Risk-Based Guardrails to Project Sustainable Cash Flows,” by Derek Tharp and Justin Fitzpatrick,, Nov. 24, 2021.

The Transformative Value of Retirement Planning as an Ongoing Service,” by Justin Fitzpatrick,, 2020.

The State of Retirement Income: Safe Withdrawal Rates,” by Christine Benz, Jeff Ptak, and John Rekenthaler,

A Dynamic Approach to Decumulation Planning,” Fintech Impact podcast with Jason Pereira,, July 6, 2022.

Portfolio Construction, Housing, and Annuities

’Next-Gen’ Retirement Planning Tool for Advisors Launched by Income Lab,” by Brian Anderson,, June 29, 2022.

The Bucket Approach to Retirement Allocation,” by Christine Benz,, Jan. 25, 2021.

Reverse Mortgages: How to Use Reverse Mortgages to Secure Your Retirement, by Wade Pfau

Robert C. Merton

David Lau: Taking High Commissions Out of Annuities,” The Long View podcast,, June 21, 2022.