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Calculating Safe Withdrawal Rates

Much has been written about determining safe withdrawal rates. From Bengen’s early studies to later ones from Evansky, Guyton(pdf) to Kitces. Unfortunately, each one has a number of glaring weaknesses. What if you are significantly older or younger than these studies used?  In other words what if [...]

New PIMCO 1-3 Yr Treasury ETF

Pimco 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index Fund  (TUZ) will have an expense ratio of 0.09%.  This compares favorably to iShares Lehman 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF’s expense ratio of 0.15%. This is the first of seven ETFs that PIMCO has in the pipeline.  I am esspecially looking forward to the ETFs that [...]

Tax Free Money Market Alternative

With tax-free money market funds paying well under 1% (Vanguard’s Tax-Exempt Money Market is currently paying around 0.61%),  it is hard to find a place to park cash if you are in a high tax braket.  You can still find high yield savings accounts that pay around 2%, but that interest will be fully [...]
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