Originally Posted by Midpack
Well I hope you start that thread, because I suspect there would be a lot of interest, I know I'd be interested...
My blog post I've posted a link to below outlines in section 6 how I calculate my expected return for the SP500. If anyone wants to discuss this I suggest they start a new thread, either for that particular point or the post as a whole. The reason I'm still responding here is that section 7 in my blog post is relevant to this thread; it details how I regard the capital you need to retire as something you have to calculate backwards from the income you intend to take and current projected returns on assets.
Brain drain: The "real return" investment strategy