OLLI Lectures

Strategies for Pursuing Your Retirement Paycheck

In the past, many retirees were able to live on a combination of pensions plus whatever income their portfolios delivered.  Join members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI)  and members of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) as Christine Benz shares the key ingredients for a retiree portfolio today.  Christine will discuss the need for a focus on total return, not just income; a sustainable withdrawal rate; a measure of inflation protection, and more. She’ll discuss the “bucket” approach to managing a retirement portfolio, and will share two model retiree portfolios.

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Refreshments
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Presentation

Location and Parking

Bradley University
Michel Student Center
Marty Theater
915 Elmwood
Peoria, IL 61606

Parking is available in any blue or white-lined space on campus.

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Christine Benz is author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances (Wiley, 2010) and a senior columnist for Morningstar.com.  Before assuming her current role in 2008, Benz also served as Morningstar's director of mutual fund analysis. She has served as editor of several of Morningstar’s publications over the years and has worked as an analyst and editor at Morningstar since 1993.  Benz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Though there is no cost to attend this lecture, registration is required.  Attorneys may register to receive 3.5 MCLE credits for a fee of $10 per person.

If you need to cancel, contact Continuing Education as soon as possible:  (309) 677-3900.

Lectures are held rain or shine, unless inclement weather closes Bradley University.