The vulnerability of individuals planning for retirement has been growing as a result of the conversion from defined-benefit plans to defined-contribution plans, the steady increase in life longevity, and the uncertainty of asset returns under an ever-changing global environment. A serious problem is the lack of appropriate planning for retirement. How much should an individual in the United States save beyond the Social Security tax to maintain a reasonable lifestyle after retirement? The article designs a framework to facilitate the process of setting realistic goals for retirement planning, featuring the concept of agent-based simulations. Focusing on policy-rule-based investment strategies, the simulation framework includes multiple investable asset categories and explores dynamic allocation based on the investor's age, current salary, and Social Security accumulation situation. Empirical results demonstrate a stylized application of the planning framework.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geriatrics and Gerontology
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
- Life-span and Life-course Studies