Buffett’s retirement advice has always been about simplicity. It’s best to find a financial advisor you trust and create a plan tailored for you, but Buffett’s retirement plan could also work if you have the risk tolerance. The Balance does not provide tax, investment, or financial services and advice.
Additionally, what is the best retirement plan?
The 9 best retirement plans
- Defined contribution plans.
- IRA plans.
- Solo 401(k) plan.
- Traditional pensions.
- Guaranteed income annuities (GIAs)
- The Federal Thrift Savings Plan.
- Cash-balance plans.
- Cash-value life insurance plan.
Correspondingly, how do I create a retirement income plan?
7 Steps to Create a 10-Years-From-Retirement Plan
- Get Started on a 10-Year Plan.
- Assess Your Current Situation.
- Identify Sources of Income.
- Consider Your Retirement Goals.
- Set a Target Retirement Age.
- Confront Any Shortfall.
- Assess Your Risk Tolerance.
- Consult a Financial Advisor.
Which ETF does Warren Buffett recommend?
My recommendation is to go with the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF, a fund that tracks the performance of the FTSE Global Small Cap ex US Index, which consists of over 3,000 stocks in dozens of countries.
Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH)
Buffett recommends that 10% of his wife’s portfolio go to short-term government bonds. Vanguard Funds has an ETF that does exactly that. The Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF invests in investment-grade U.S. government bonds with average maturities between one and three years.
No investment is entirely safe, but there are five (bank savings accounts, CDs, Treasury securities, money market accounts, and fixed annuities) which are considered the safest investments you can own. Bank savings accounts and CDs are typically FDIC-insured. Treasury securities are government-backed notes.
You make $75,000 per year and would feel comfortable with 80 percent of your pre-retirement income. Assuming a return on your investments of 6 percent —a fairly conservative rate — and a 3 percent inflation rate over time, you’ll need to save at least $2,155 per month to meet your goal.
Here’s a look at traditional retirement, semi-retirement and temporary retirement and how we can help you navigate whichever path you choose.
- Traditional Retirement. Traditional retirement is just that. …
- Semi-Retirement. …
- Temporary Retirement. …
- Other Considerations.
If you have $500,000 in savings, according to the 4% rule, you will have access to roughly $20,000 for 30 years. Retiring abroad in a country in South America may be more affordable in the long term than retiring in Europe.
Experts say to have at least seven times your salary saved at age 55. That means if you make $55,000 a year, you should have at least $385,000 saved for retirement. Keep in mind that life is unpredictable–economic factors, medical care, how long you live will also impact your retirement expenses.
If you’d like to retire early and have $10,000 per month, you’ll need a solid plan — and perhaps a little bit of luck as well. After all, to sustainably generate $10,000 per month, you’ll need a portfolio with millions of dollars in it.
The 5 Stages of Retirement
- First Stage: Pre-Retirement.
- Second Stage: Full Retirement.
- Third Stage: Disenchantment.
- Fourth Stage: Reorientation.
- Fifth Stage: Reconciliation & Stability.
With that in mind, you should expect to need about 80% of your pre-retirement income to cover your cost of living in retirement. In other words, if you make $100,000 now, you’ll need about $80,000 per year (in today’s dollars) after you retire, according to this principle.