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This paper essentially demonstrates to academics and the profession that the current method of computing retirement income essentially arrives at a single solution applicable only to today; it does not model the future as currently interpreted. Our paper contrasts the difference between a calculation and a "multi-cast" simulation model.
Our research summary paper is published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Nov 2016. A link to the paper is available here "Combining Stochastic Simulations and Actuarial Withdrawals into One Model." ( http://bit.ly/2eLBUq9 )
Our working paper documenting our research project won the CFP® Board Best Research Paper Award at the 2016 Academy of Financial Services ( http://academyfinancial.org/ ) annual conference through an academic panel using a blind review process. "Certainty of Lifestyle: Contrasting a Simulation Over a Fixed Period versus Multiple Period Models" ( http://bit.ly/2dWtuNz )
In early Nov 2016, two blogs will post going into more insights from the research: Just where does the fear of outliving our money come from? Part I with link to Part II. ( http://wp.me/p2Oizj-H2 )