Welcome to my retirement page. On this page you’ll find information, stories and essays from others who achieved financial independence and retirement income security. Read on and learn from them – how you can tailor your own retirement success story from their lessons learned.
How much do you need to retire?
I have no idea – for you 🙂
I know with a great deal of confidence with a $1 M personal portfolio (beyond our workplace pensions, beyond any Canada Pension Plan or Old Age Security government payments) as long as we have NO DEBT (!) we should be able to semi-retire in our 50s.
However, even if I have no idea about your financial goals, spending patterns, or estate plans, I can offer some guidance thanks to various online calculators and other knowledge I’ve acquired over the years. Read on.
Case Study #1 = $1 million saved
Let’s assume you have a paid off home and no debt when you retire.
Let’s also assume you have $1 million saved in various investment accounts by age 60 including your RRSP.
Excluding government benefits in your 60s like Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS), you could easily spend $40,000-$50,000 per year (pre-tax) from your personal portfolio without outliving your money (age 100).
Case Study #2 = $750,000 saved
With $750,000 invested, by age 60, assuming no debt, you should be able to spend $40,000 per year (pre-tax) from your personal portfolio.
Even if you have $500,000 invested by age 60 you’re still in decent shape. $500,000 invested will allow you to spend $30,000 per year (pre-tax) from your portfolio until age 82 with a 5% return.