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The SWR depends on several factors such as payout period, investment vehicles, and safety margin (100% SWR, 90% SWR etc.). Most studies have used 75% S&P 500 Index Fund and 25% in some fixed income vehicle (the expenses limited to .18% using VFINX and a Treasury Direct account). For a thorough explanation read the following article from the Retire Early Home Page (created by intercst): http://www.retireearlyhomepage.com/restud1.html

Also, check out the back posts on intercst's TMF board: http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?mid=19701567&bid=112992

Jared



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