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June 11, 2013

Vanguard experts discuss retirement drawdown strategies

If you want to be a tax-savvy investor, it's important to consider which accounts to tap for living expenses—and when. Maria Bruno and Joel Dickson from Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group describe the order you can use to minimize taxes when withdrawing funds for retirement.

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