Create a Retirement Paycheck

Turn your portfolio into an income stream with these withdrawal strategies.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Kiplinger's Retirement Report. To subscribe, click here.

For your working life, you've religiously socked away money. Perhaps your portfolio is filled with stocks, bonds, mutual funds and commodities. But retirement presents a unique challenge: How do you turn this assortment of assets into a regular paycheck?

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Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Retirement Report