How Much Income Do I Really Need in Retirement?
by Dale Maley
Financial planners use a rule of thumb that says you will need 70% to 80% of your pre-retirement income. This short story examines this rule of thumb and apply it to four fictitious families. Hopefully the results of this analysis will help people better understand the pros and cons of using the 80% rule of thumb. This story should also help people better estimate their retirement income needs