Once you’ve completed your vetting, interview a prospective CFP. If you’re seeking investment advice, ask the planner to describe his or her philosophy and how it will be put into practice, says Harold Evensky, a CFP and founder of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial.
What is the bucket strategy? Bucket strategy was introduced in 1985 by financial planning expert, Harold Evensky. Under this approach, the retirement portfolio is divided into three accounts, which are referred to as buckets. Retirement assets are allocated to each bucket in a predetermined proportion. The risk and returns associated with each bucket are different. While one bucket is responsible for maintaining income stability, other buckets offer growth in investment. This strategy is an amalgamation of security, control, and growth of investment for retirement. The bucket approach is adopted to ensure that -the inflation rate is taken into account at regular intervals. In addition to this, growth in investment is used to fund the lifestyle of the investor upon retirement.
Planning based on current tax law is the norm for financial adviser Danqin Fang, of Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial Wealth Management. However, the gap between the November election and taking office in January 2021 could present some planning opportunities, Fang wrote. “An increase in capital gains rates that was not retroactive could lead us to realize gains depending on the amount of the increase and the client’s particular situation,” Fang said. For example, “you may not want to accelerate gains for an 84-year-old client, considering the step up in basis his heirs would receive at death.”
For millions of Americans the economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak have highlighted the importance of emergency savings. One problem: With interest rates near record lows, finding a great place to keep that money is harder than ever.
Asian-Americans generally value education, are good at savings and legacy planning, and have a collective mindset to include extended family and multiple generations. When it comes to investing, Asian-Americans make the same behavioral mistakes, with the same emotional biases, as any other ethnic groups. However, it is always a great learning opportunity to recognize and demystify the common investing biases and beliefs many Asian-Americans share.
It’s time for pre-retirees to start taking concrete steps. For many pre-retirees or those entering retirement, the repercussions of COVID-19 and market turbulence have added new fears to their financial future. Yet this is the very time for these investors to carefully prepare for the future.
Harold Evensky, Founder/Evensky & Katz. Us Army Medical Services Corps - E2 to Captain from July 1968 through April 1981.
Financial services is another sector that has initially been immune from job loss, thanks to the power of online technology. “We are lucky that we are in one of those professions that can continue to operate remotely,” says David Evensky, CEO of wealth management firm Evensky &Katz/Foldes. “Our clients are happy about that because many of them are elderly. I think they are appreciative that we can reach them in their living rooms.”
Matt McGrath, managing partner and wealth manager at Evensky & Katz/Foldes Financial, an advisory in Coral Gables, Fla., says what unsettles his most anxious clients is the unprecedented nature of the crisis.
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