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.
If you’re receiving Social Security, Pension, or other guaranteed income, you may want to rethink how your nest-egg is arranged for long-term inflation risk.