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Something More is a Financial Talk Show. We call the program "Something More" so that we can talk about not only those important dollar and cents issues, but also the quality of life issues that make the money matters matter.  Not only do we speak about investment and planning concerns, but we often invite guests for interview. 

Sep 29, 2023

Something More with Chris Boyd

Featuring Chris Boyd and Co-host Jeff Perry

Topic: The Four Threats to the Distribution Phase of Retirement

In this episode, Chris and Jeff delve deep into the critical phase of retirement - the distribution phase. Often overlooked, this phase poses its unique challenges, and Chris and Jeff aim to spotlight the four primary threats that retirees face during this time:

  1. Market Volatility:  Chris and Jeff start by discussing the unpredictability of markets and how an ill-timed downturn can significantly impact retirees' nest eggs. Drawing from real-life examples, they offer strategies to mitigate this risk and ensure a steady income stream even in turbulent times.
  2. Longevity Risk: With advances in medical technology and healthier lifestyles, people are living longer than ever. But is their retirement income set up to last as long? Jeff and Chris touch upon the importance of planning for a potentially longer retirement and its financial implications.
  3. Inflation's Invisible Hand:  The silent eroder of purchasing power, inflation is a threat that often sneaks up on retirees. Chris and Jeff discuss its subtle but potentially devastating impact, especially for those on fixed incomes, and provide tips to inflation-proof one's retirement funds. 
  4. Sequence Risk:  Chris and Jeff dig keep into Sequence Risk which is defined as withdrawing funds from a retirement account may hurt the overall rate of return.  While a very indivdualized decision, coming up with the right withdrawal plan can result in a more comfortable retirement.

Chris and Jeff's insightful discussion, peppered with actionable advice, is a must-listen for anyone nearing retirement or in the distribution phase. They shed light on potential pitfalls and provide listeners with tools and strategies to navigate this crucial period confidently and securely. Whether you're a retiree, soon-to-be retiree, or just planning for the future, this episode is packed with valuable takeaways to ensure a smooth and worry-free retirement distribution phase.

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