The 4% rule gained popularity in 1994, when financial adviser and MIT graduate William Bengen attempted to answer a question brought to him by a number of clients: “How much can I spend in retirement without running out of money?” This groundbreaking whitepaper looks at modern stock and bond valuations to project the safe withdrawal rate for new retirees in 2016.
Sustainable Withdrawal Rates-2016
About the Author: Wade Dokken
WADE DOKKEN, President of WealthVest- Wade has over 30 years of financial services experience and leadership. Wade was the face of American Skandia, leading it’s sales and marketing strategy from their inception in 1988 to becoming the #1 variable annuity seller in the first quarter of 2000, and ultimately spearheaded their sale as CEO in 2003. Dokken is the author of “New Century, New Deal,” a public policy analysis of the challenges facing Social Security in the coming decades. Dokken is also a columnist at FA Magazine, providing research white papers on diverse topics such as Sustainable Withdrawal Rates, Sequence of Returns, and Portfolio Optimization.