You may have heard that once you retire you’ll be able to live on 70-80% of your pre-retirement income. However, considering medical costs are rising and life spans are increasing, you’re likely to need 100% of your pre-retirement income in retirement.
Since it’s likely you’ll live a long life you need to keep a higher percentage of your assets in equity investments. Consider subtracting your current age from 110. The result could be considered a starting point for your equity allocation. For example, if you are 65 consider allocating 45% of your portfolio to equity investments (110-65 = 45) and allocate 55% to fixed income investments.
Also be sure to determine the best retirement age for collecting social security benefits