The ticking time bomb of retirement date risk

08/8/2013 | Nerd's Eye View blog

Over time, financial columnist Michael Kitces writes, the benefits of saving early for retirement can become less important to a portfolio's growth than performance. He warns against a retirement plan that is dependent upon returns because of the risk of a final decade of poor performance. Kitces suggests that advisers may be able to motivate clients to increase contributions by making them aware that plans that are return-reliant with a low savings rate can influence their projected retirement dates.

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