Morningstar has a great article on the benefits of tax diversification in retirement accounts here. The main idea is that with flexibility to draw from IRAs, taxable accounts, and Roths, you can have more control over your tax liability and increase terminal wealth.
Morningstar has a short video that is a good introduction into withdrawal rate research and the factors that should affect one's decisions in retirement.
How high can or should the retirement age go, and should it be tied to increases in life expectancy? What will changes in retirement patterns mean for the United States, compared with Western Europe?
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In an article titled "Elderly Emerge as a New Class Of Workers" from today's Wall Street Journal, Clare Ansberry outlines how high health care costs, lack of adequate retirement planning, and low social security payments mean many are forced to work well beyond age 65. At Charleston Financial Advisors, we work with you to decrease the chance that something like this will happen to you. Through a comprehensive plan, we examine all risk areas. These include the risk of being "under-insured" for major health issues and assessing the risk that you will out-live your retirement savings. One of the results of the plan is strategy and action plan that prepares you for a comfortable retirement.