On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we interview Larry Swedroe on the four horsemen of the retirement apocalypse. Larry explains the importance of investors not using historical returns for blindly forecasting the future. On the contrary, Larry explains the need to understand how the returns earned value. During the episode, he goes through misconceptions about equity evaluations, optimistic forecasting, and bond yields. Larry explains in detail the four horsemen of the retirement apocalypse:


* Equity evaluations are much higher 

* Bond yields are lower 

* Longevity risk

* Long-term care risk 


As Larry mentioned, the Four Horsemen of the Retirement Apocalypse can seem scary and produce fear in your hearts. As you approach or if you are in retirement, there are some ways to plan for such events. At Intelligent Investing, we minimize financial stress to maximize lives. Our goal is to create a written financial plan and stress test your plan and portfolio for these types of events. We’d love to sit down with you over a complimentary coffee or virtual meeting to discuss how we may serve you and your family. Don’t face retirement alone…let us be your financial accountability partner and we can face the future together.

We’ll be interviewing Larry on several podcasts regarding markets, passive investing, and diversification, so be sure to subscribe to our Intelligent Money Minute podcasts.

Larry was among the first authors to publish a book that explained the science of investing in layman’s terms, “The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You’ll Ever Need.” He has since authored seven more books.

Larry Swedroe Bio

Since joining the Buckingham Strategic Wealth in 1996, Chief Research Officer Larry Swedroe has spent his time and energy educating investors on the benefits of evidence-based investing.

In his role as chief research officer and as a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and Board of Directors, Larry regularly reviews the findings published in dozens of peer-reviewed financial journals, evaluates the outcomes and uses the result to inform the firm’s formal investment strategy recommendations.

Larry’s dedication to helping others has made him a sought-after national speaker. He has made appearances on national television shows airing on NBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg Personal Finance. Larry is a prolific writer, contributing regularly to multiple outlets, including Advisor Perspectives and ETF.com.

Before joining Buckingham, Larry was vice chairman of Prudential Home Mortgage and senior vice president at Citicorp.

Larry holds an MBA in finance and investment from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baruch College.


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