Often financial planning and wealth management is more about the unknowns in life than the knowns. After years of supporting roles on the Flintstones, Barney and Betty decided to retire from acting in cartoons (it’s hard to be a cartoon character!) and enjoy life.
Does the ‘bucket’ approach to allocating assets to life goals make sense—or does it actually destroy wealth? Mentally, bucket investing is simply assigning money to ‘buckets’, i.e. goals
I don’t know anyone, certified financial planner professionals included, who is a fan of surrender charges; but, economically they are a fact of life for many products simply to make the offering available and viable for the investment or financial product provider.
Few understand the power of the investment allocation model, even in – especially in – times of crisis; but the power can be great when tied to a long-range financial plan.