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Subject:  Re: Retirement draw-down, what am i missing? Date:  3/31/2006  2:55 PM
Author:  Jim2B Number:  926 of 1845

Don't forget about fluctuations in the underlying value of your retirement savings. If they're in equities then their value will change over time. Bear markets and "corrections" can wipe out 30%-50% of the value of your savings in a very short period of time.

To help get through these times, you'll want your retirement funds to provide more than the minimum of what you need. Re-invest the excess to continue building up your networth and insulate yourself from these unfortunate but expected occurances.

Jim
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