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|Subject: Retirement Planning Figures||Date: 9/7/2007 1:06 AM|
|Author: gdett2||Number: 1080 of 1474|
I retired a couple years ago and have been using Quicken to keep track of investments and have been using the Retirement Planner portion to track savings, etc through the end of our retirement.
The question I have is: What is a reasonable average annual inflation percentage for planning?
I have been using 4% for a pessimistic outlook.
Using that value and a 6% annual return on investments, we have enough savings to make it to the "end of the plan."
I would like to also have a more realistic value to look ahead with. I am guessing about 3.5% or a little less is "reasonable."
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