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Subject:  Re: Puzzled Date:  4/11/2000  7:03 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  21126 of 81000

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hharri: "I am considering retiring at my present age of 59, and like so many others I am considering the problem of what I can withdraw from my portfolio to finance my retirement. As I read the discussions on what percentage of one's portfolio can be "safely" withdrawn, I am struck by how many people seem to be planning their retirement strategies based on the assumption (or fear) that they may live to be 85, 90 or more. And having assumed that, they then crunch inflation rates, market returns and a host of other things, all aimed at insuring that they will not, under any circumstances, run out of money before they die at the ripe old age which has been assumed."

It sounds like you have some familiarity with the Trinity study that one of the posters referenced. If you have not already done so, you ma