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The Problem with the 4% Rule

By Robert Pagliarini on January 21, 2020

What happens if the market is volatile when you retire? Today’s podcast episode discusses a major problem with the 4% rule that all retirement savers and soon-to-be retirees need to be aware of. Listen now and read my latest column on Forbes for more details on the 4% rule.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About the Retirement Income 4% Rule

By Robert Pagliarini on November 12, 2019

Have you heard of the 4% rule? How much can you safely withdraw from your retirement portfolio and not run out of money? Is allocating 75% of your portfolio to stocks a risky move? In today’s episode of Financial Transitions, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the 4% rule. Learn how you can…

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Three Strategies to Increase Satisfaction in Retirement

By Robert Pagliarini on April 9, 2019

I’ve been working with retirees for over the last two decades. I’ve seen in the real world what leads some clients to experience more satisfaction and happiness in retirement than others. Also, in my pursuit of a PhD in retirement planning, I’ve read hundreds of research papers on retirement. In this episode of Financial Transitions,…

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The Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Retirement Financial Advisor

By Robert Pagliarini on March 26, 2019

Hiring a retirement financial advisor may be one of the most important financial decisions you can make. Working with an honest and experienced retirement financial advisor can make the difference between a mediocre retirement filled with financial fret and a fulfilling retirement filled with confidence. However, how can you find the best retirement financial advisor…

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A SURPRISING PROBLEM WITH DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

By Robert Pagliarini on March 16, 2019

 I’ve written about the merits of defined benefit pension retirement plans for small business owners – especially those with no employees or those with husband/wife employees. These savings vehicles offer an opportunity to contribute much more to your retirement than an IRA or 401(k) and can help you significantly reduce your taxes. However, there…

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Financially, Emotionally & Physically Surviving Divorce

By Robert Pagliarini on February 18, 2019

What do you want your divorce to look like? A simple question, but it may be the key to taking the pain out of your split and helping divorce proceedings run better financially, emotionally and physically. Listen to my recent podcast episode with divorce attorney and collaborative practitioner Juliet Laycoe for a modern day approach to surviving divorce.…

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All About Opportunity Zones: The 1031 on Steroids

By Robert Pagliarini on December 5, 2018

Looking for a brand new tax-deferred or potentially tax-free investing opportunity? Bruce Stachenfeld, one of the nation’s preeminent real estate attorneys, calls it the 1031 on steroids. Find out why in my recent interview with Bruce, and read the full transcript of below. Need additional resources on opportunity zones? Download the two whitepapers Bruce references during…

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