Attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and co-host Jill Enders are rejoined by Peter Lazaroff, co-Chief Investment Officer for Plancorp, to discuss steps to early retirement. They dive into Peter’s book, “Making Money Simple” as well as the plight of clients who want to retire on their schedule.
Peter describes the “four percent rule” as a financial rule of thumb, while both flawed and dated. He talks about the rule stays reliant on a specific value yielded or returned by your portfolio. He offers insight on how to properly calculate your finances, so you can retire without worrying about running out of money in retirement.
Peter also highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the retirement plan, if you are looking to retire at age 55. He emphasizes the importance of understanding monthly expenses each year and how that may be affected without the same amount of annual income.
He describes what he does for his clients, if their retirement projections are off. Peter also talks about what he does for his clients at Plancorp, designing a plan unique to the individual, finding tax opportunities, and helping them achieve their goals.