Source: Retirement Spending Smile
This article is an expansion of an article, titled: “Help! I’m running the risk of depleting my retirement income sources too soon”, published earlier that investigated the effects of various financial measures to enhance the long-term cash flow prospects for retirees. The same methodology is being followed, but a somewhat more ominous financial position of a retiree is sketched as the baseline case.
Source: Corrective measures_2.0
Consider the scenario where a retiree, say, between the ages of 70 -75, is withdrawing relatively large amounts from her living annuity (ILLA) while her reasonable life expectancy is another 15 – 20 years out. Unless the retiree will receive an unexpected windfall, fantastic investment returns, or manage a drastic reduction in living expenses going forward, it is very likely that the retiree will experience severe cash flow constraints ten years and more from now.
Source: Corrective measures
An evaluation of investing in a retirement annuity product versus a tax-free savings account – which investment product yields the highest possible value for money considering various marginal income tax rates and investment horizons?
Source: To RA or TFSA
By Bob French
Source: Savings rate