The 4 percent rule… It’s arguably one of the most highly debated figures in retirement planning. Since its inception in 1994 by Bill Bengen, it seems as though you can find just as many people who love it as those who hate it. Why so much fuss over one tiny, little number? Because of what it stands for! Planning your nest egg size using the right safe withdrawal rate figure can mean the difference between playing with fire during retirement or having 100% confidence that you’ll never run out of money. But if you pick a number that is too conservative, it can also mean the difference between trying to save up for a $2 million dollar nest egg instead of a $1 million dollar one. Obviously it would be great if we didn't have to … [Read more...] about What is the Best Safe Withdrawal Rate for Retirement?