Underlying Premises of Modern Retirement Theory

December 2009
Journal of Financial Planning;Dec2009 Retirement, p16
Academic Journal
The article presents the underlying premises of Modern Retirement Theory (MRT) in the U.S. It clarifies that retirement is an absolute goal which become a modern rite of passage into the golden years. It suggests that planning and executing retirement funding should focus on individuals and not on the historical data or group statistics. It notes that MRT recognizes that the future events are always strange to individuals.


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