If you want to watch one show on retirement, watch this one…
Frontline: The Retirement Gamble
1) Fees: Around 26 minutes into the show, there is an example of fees. Given a $100,000 account that is reduced by just two percent per year (a typical “fee”), at the end of 50 years, that fee would reduce your account by $63,000!!!
2) Index funds: Around 34 minutes into the show, John Bogle, former CEO of Vanguard says:
Be aware of the mathematical reality… Maybe you may have a one percent chance of beating the market over time. It has been proven right year after year after year because it can’t be proven wrong. It is a mathematical certainty.
So… invest in a simple, index fund – with low management fees and charges!
… and a great quote about John Bogle: “The only thing that poor guy has going for him is the uncanny ability to recognize the obvious”…