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Investing Blog Roundup: “We Need to Talk About Your Retirement Spending”

One of the most important messages of my recent book More Than Enough is the idea that smaller gifts made to loved ones earlier in life can be dramatically more impactful than large inheritances left later. This week Christine Benz shared exactly such a story from her own life. Benz also questions the idea that spending at an extremely low rate from a retirement portfolio should really be a badge of honor, as it’s so often treated in the personal finance world.

We Need to Talk About Your Retirement ‘Spending’ from Christine Benz

Other Recommended Reading

Beat Inflation Handily, and Risk-Free from Allan Roth
Retirees Tend to Be Happier than Younger People – Even If Their Finances Aren’t Great from Alicia Munnell
40 States Expanded Medicaid. The Benefits are Piling Up from Kimberly Blanton
Avoid Getting Caught Up In Big Market Delusions: The Case Study Of Electric Vehicles from Larry Swedroe
The Secret to Being Rich Is to Not Buy Anything from Jim Dahle
16 Lessons Learned During My Father’s Struggle with Dementia from Ken Begley
US Jury Finds Realtors Liable for Inflating Commissions, Awards $1.78 Billion in Damages from Mike Scarcella and Jonathan Stempel
I’m the World’s Worst Salesperson and Proud of It from Allan Roth

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