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Dirk Cotton is a retired executive of a Fortune 500 technology company. Since retiring in 2005, he has researched and published papers on retirement finance, spoken at retirement industry conferences and events, and regularly posted on retirement finance issues at his blog, ... more

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End-of-Year Thoughts On Retirement Planning
Here are just a few thoughts I want to share about steps you might want to take for a year-end review.
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Remember Inflation?
Although stocks are commonly referred to as an inflation hedge, they are not truly a hedge because real equity returns are not correlated with inflation.
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EC The Mystery Of Dividend Preference And The 'Spend Dividends Only' Strategy
A good many retirees seem to be enamored with the "Spend Interest and Dividends Only" strategy for spending down their retirement savings.
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Take Your Best Shot At A Retirement Plan
I've been retired for more than a decade and I'm often asked about my biggest retirement regret. It's an easy call for me. I most regret retiring with an inadequate understanding of the risk I was taking.
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My Year-End Review And Planning Regime
I am frequently asked how I manage my own retirement finances. So here goes...
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EC Mean Reversion Of Equity Returns And Retirement Planning
Long-term mean reversion would act like a spring returning prices back to a trend line when they advance above that trend or fall below it.
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