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3 serious problems with the 4% retirement rule

3 serious problems with the 4% retirement rule

Finance
We're all told to save as much money as possible for retirement, but how much is really enough? For years, experts have relied on the 4% rule to help determine how much savings is truly adequate. The rule states that if you begin by withdrawing 4% of your nest egg's value during your first year of retirement, and then adjust subsequent withdrawals for inflation, you'll avoid running out of money for 30 years. Not only is the 4% rule a nice idea in theory, but it's been tested and proven successful time and time again. That said, the 4% rule is far from perfect, so you'll need to be cautious about adopting it. Here are three specific problems to watch out for. 1. It makes assumptions about your investment mix The 4% rule is designed for portfolios with a relatively equal mix of stocks and...
Winter Olympics detente does not rule out North Korea military option

Winter Olympics detente does not rule out North Korea military option

World
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) --North Korea's push for reconciliation with the South is being welcomed in the United States.But in the absence of a nuclear shift, U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is not ruling out the possibility of a limited military strike, a former CIA analyst said Friday."They're not kidding about this, this is a policy option that is being considered," said Sue Mi Terry, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, during a talk delivered at The Korea Society. "All options are truly on the table right now."Terry was referring to a recent Wall Street Journal article that provided details regarding a debate in the Trump administration about whether a "bloody nose" surgical strike could be a viable option that could damage North Korea's we...
Piers Morgan: We've ripped up the breakfast TV rule book

Piers Morgan: We've ripped up the breakfast TV rule book

Entertainment
Few of us are at our best at 08:30 on a Monday morning. Piers Morgan, however, is firing on all cylinders.The live TV show he's been presenting for the last two-and-a-half hours has already involved interviewing former Attorney General Dominic Grieve about Brexit and hosting a debate about whether Jediism is a real religion.As I arrive at ITV's studios, bleary-eyed and clutching a strong coffee, he and co-host Susanna Reid are wrapping up their final interview of the morning - with singer (and former Black Eyed Pea) Fergie."This Good Morning Britain is quite funny, quite quirky, I like it," she says, just before the credits roll. She's not the first to have picked up GMB's unconventional formula. The number of viewers to ITV's breakfast show have been slowly but steadily increasing since i...
Russian pop babe strips topless to protest 'no boobs allowed' hotel rule

Russian pop babe strips topless to protest 'no boobs allowed' hotel rule

Entertainment
Blonde bombshell Nadeea Volianova decided to launch a protest when she was booted from a hotel after going braless under her top.However, it wasn't your usual demonstration.The stunner decided to whip off her top altogether to stand up against the rule.Nadeea was seen wearing only tiny bikini bottoms outside of the hotel as she cupped her assets.MEGATOPLESS PROTEST: Nadeea Volianova wasn't happy with a hotel's 'no boobs' ruleMEGANO BRA: The popstar was told to leave the hotel for not wearing the garment under her topShe also donned a sailor hat as she stood next to the "Boobs not welcome on hotel premises" sign.Nadeea teamed her look with a major pout, emphasised by red lipstick.She also wore her wet hair down and draped over her chest.Boob cupping trend All the celebs are doing the B...
Snow leopards no longer 'endangered,' conservationists rule

Snow leopards no longer 'endangered,' conservationists rule

Science
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists at the International Union for Conservation of Nature have taken snow leopards off the Red List. According to the IUCN, snow leopards are no longer "endangered."Now, the predatory cats are considered "vulnerable," a less severe classification.The snow leopard first joined the Red List in 1972, but the species' numbers have stabilized over the last four-plus decades.In order for a species to be considered endangered, there must be less than 2,500 specimens in the wild or they must be experiencing an extreme rate of decline. A three-year assessment -- featuring input from scientists in academia and researchers from a variety of conservation groups, including Panthera, the Snow Leopard Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society -- determined the snow leopar...