The Fat Wallet Show from Just One Lap
About This Show
The Fat Wallet Show is a show about questions. It’s about admitting that we don’t know everything, but that we’re willing to learn. Most of all, it’s about understanding as much as we can to make us all better investors.
Phrases like, “I’m not sure” or, “Let me look that up and get back to you” or, “I don’t know” don’t exist in the financial services industry. If you ever had a financial question you were too embarrassed to ask, you know what we’re talking about. In this business, appearances matter, and nobody wants to seem like they don’t know how things work or what the outlook is for the buchu industry. It’s easy to excuse that little vanity, except that people in the investment industry are meant to service investors - people like you and me who need to figure out what to do with our money.
There’s no such thing as a stupid question in this show. If you have unanswered financial questions, this is your opportunity to have them answered in a way that even I can understand. Pop them to us at email@example.com.
Hosted by Kristia van Heerden and Simon Brown.
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#32: Living off your savings
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Assuming your life went well and you made good decisions, you are now ready to retire. In addition to old-fashioned retirement products, you have a personal investment portfolio, a tax-free account filled to the brim with ETFs you love and some cash. Now what? Selling shares for income can’t be a pleasant experience - especially when earning an income is no longer an option. You are eating into wealth accumulated over a lifetime. It’s easy to forget that this is what all that wealth accumulation was all about. In this episode of The Fat Wallet Show, Simon and I discuss the 4% rule, so beautifully explained by our friend Stealthy Wealth here. Then we try to work out how you should go about deciding which assets to chop to make up the 4% you are allowed to take every year. We deal with the somewhat more philosophical problem of dying with your entire fortune intact and wonder if anybody actually knows a successful, happy, active retiree. This episode is slightly longer than usual, because we also try to work out how to spot a scam and how to choose between different listed companies in the same industry. Somewhere in there I confess something that I’ve successfully kept under wraps for many years. If you know of or are a successful retiree, please tell us your story. If you have a question, even if you think it’s stupid, ask us. You can do both of those things at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are, as always, grateful for your time and attention. Kris