Life-Cycle Finance in Theory and in Practice

Zvi Bodie
2002 Social Science Research Network  
This paper draws upon the modern science of finance to address several important practical issues in personal finance. Chief among these is how much to save for retirement and how to invest those savings. The paper suggests ways that advances in the theory of finance combined with innovations in financial contracting technology might be used to improve social welfare by designing and producing a new generation of userfriendly life-cycle products for consumers.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.313619 fatcat:b5kypklfdfgjbcwrpjks7s5wky