Sunday, October 7, 2012

Do Retirees Really Need Bonds?

I recently talked with Jason Hull of Hull Financial Planning about my recent article on efficient frontiers for retirement income.

He subsequently wrote an excellent piece about it called "Do You Need Bonds in Retirement?" for his blog at U.S. News and World Report.

He also wrote another piece analyzing the annuity puzzle at his personal blog. Following a theme, it's called, "Maybe You Don't Need Bonds in Retirement!"

The technology he used for our interview is Google Hangout. It is very cool, and it prompted Bob Powell, whom you are mostly likely to know through his column at MarketWatch, to write a further introduction about the potential for that software. 

During the interview, I noticed that there was an option to show the computer desktop, and I am interested to further explore to see whether I might be able to use it to record videos in which I can switch back and forth between myself and a PowerPoint presentation. That would be very cool. 

Here is the full discussion I had with Jason Hull: