I thought this article in Daily Buy Sell Adviser was an interesting one. The author suggests talking a fixed percentage out of you portfolio each year. I think that investors should think carefully about how to use an investment portfolio for retirement. You do not want to be 90 and broke.
When I stopped working to live off my dividends, the rage was all about the 8%, 4% rule, or just the 4% rule. I wrote about Using 8%, 4% Rule and about the 4% Rule in the past.
I stopped working and started to live on my portfolio in 1999. I began by taking out 4% of my portfolio because of articles I had read. However, in both the 2000 and 2008 bear markets my portfolio lost around 30% of their value. They did recover nicely, but I also do not want to be 90 and broke, so now I only take out what I earn.
I have to take a certain amount out because I have RRIF accounts. However, I do not have a budgeted withdrawal from my Investment Accounts that is higher than my overall income. Generally, I use what I earn in the previous year to target what I will take out for spending.
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