Noteworthy Reads - October 18, 2013

- The value of health and longevity -- ”a 1 percent reduction in cancer mortality would be worth $500 billion” (Dartmouth College)

- 2 formulas intended to optimize annual retirement withdrawal strategy -- 1 approach is dynamic and the other is based on required minimum distribution (RMD) rules (Journal of Financial Planning)

- Free course on the finance of retirement and pensions from Stanford GSB (Stanford)

- 2013 global wealth report from Credit Suisse highlights wealth disparities and growth of wealth at the top of the pyramid (Credit Suisse)

- Understanding the drivers of longevity (Swiss Re)