Harry Markowitz published two papers, one in 1952 and the other in 1991. The latter sought to correct misunderstandings that arose from the former. Together they provide a valuable, yet incomplete, architecture for guiding individual investment decisions.
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“The difference between base (mandatory or essential) and discretionary (voluntary or non- essential) expenses in retirement is fundamental and consequential. Properly making this distinction may be the most important decision in order to use assets efficiently and effectively in retirement income planning. Some advisors fail to highlight the difference between expense categories and claim that clients do not see food, shelter or insurance differently than country club dues or vacation cruises. Hence the expense categories are combined and called lifestyle expenses.
This is a distortion of affluence.”
The MRT team’s article on Base Fund were recently published by Advisor Perspectives.