An earlier blog entry described the background of my recent correspondence with Michael Kitces on safe withdrawal rates (SWRs). Set forth below is the text of an e-mail that Michael sent to me on November 24:
I’ll have to see what I can do to try to listen to the Podcast. Life is hectic these days, and it’s tough to fit in a 70 minute podcast. 🙂 I don’t know what you cover in the podcast, but I do have to admit that the title sounds rather negative towards me. “My Conversations with Michael Kitces -The Experts Just Don’t Get It” would seem to imply that either I’m an expert who doesn’t get it, or that I’m not an expert, neither of which is exactly positive. Is this what you meant to convey? If not, would you consider adjusting the title to reflect a more constructive light on the conversation?
You can reach Bill Bengen by email at [e-mail address deleted] or via his website at www.billbengen.com.
As for the website discussions, I simply don’t have the time to participate actively in more message boards at this time. The number I try to keep up with as is feels a little mind-numbing when I track it. 🙂 Of course I’m interested in seeing these dialogues move forward, though, so I hope you’ll keep me posted on the progress.
With warm regards,