The Financial Uproar blog has posted an article about my efforts to get the errors in the Old School safe withdrawal rate studies corrected entitled Rob Bennett: Crazy? Or Crazy Like a Fox?
Juicy Excerpt #1: I’ve always liked what Rob had to say. He has well thought out opinions about everything he writes. He’s clearly a very intelligent guy. So I decided to click through to his blog (A Rich Life) to see what he writes about. Turns out Rob is just a little crazy.
Juicy Excerpt #2: Anyone who pisses off the establishment piques my interest. Nothing ever worth accomplishing was ever achieved without bucking conventional thinking. I started reading more into Rob’s archives. Rob is doing his best impression of Galileo or Bill Gates, except his cause is the withdrawal rate on retirement calculators.
Juicy Excerpt #3: I do have to give Rob credit for writing stuff that no one else is writing about…. Maybe the problem is that Rob is so intelligent that what he says goes right over my head. Or, maybe he’s batshit insane. I honestly don’t know. What I do know is that the world of personal finance blogging needs more Rob Bennetts. He’s passionate. He’s intelligent. He’s writing things that go against the grain. I’d much rather read one of Rob’s posts than another piece on emergency funds or frugal ways to spend the summer. Keep on keeping on my crazy friend.