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Subject: Does the 4% rule include taxes Date: 5/31/2011 11:34 PM
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The general rule of spending 4% of your total savings per year to sustain your money in retirement is repeated often. Not explained is whether this is before or after tax money. If one has $1 million in a retirement plan and needs $40,000/ year to live do you really need more than a million since that money will be taxed when it is removed from the retirement account?
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