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Managing Retirement Payouts: Positioning, Investing, and Spending Assets

John Ameriks and Olivia S. Mitchell

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549108
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0001
Managing Retirement Payouts: Positioning, Investing, and Spending Assets

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As Baby Boomers move into their 60s, they are focusing policymaker and media attention on how their generation will manage the retirement phase of their lifetime. This book acknowledges that many, though not all, in this older cohort have accumulated substantial assets, so for them, the question is what will they do with what they have? It provides a detailed exploration of how people entering retirement will deploy their accumulated assets in the near and long term, so to best meet their myriad spending, investment, and other objectives.

Keywords: Baby Boomer; household wealth; retirement planning; retirement spending; life expectancy; long-term care

Chapter.  4435 words. 

Subjects: Pensions

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