Bucket Challenge: Managing Cash Flow in Retirement

Feb 23, 2018

The rapid stock market decline in early February serves as a stark reminder that downside moves can develop quickly. Long-term investors can ride out such volatility, of course — but what if you’re a retiree relying on regular investment withdrawals to fund current living expenses? A sharp downturn can be a fearful thing.

Indeed, as Bankrate financial analyst Greg McBride warned in a recent Marketwatch article, “Nothing kills a portfolio quicker than taking withdrawals in a declining market.”

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Written by

Joseph Slife

Joseph Slife

Joseph Slife has been a news writer for the Associated Press, a college instructor, and a radio host. He and his wife Joye have three grown sons.