Maximize the growth, longevity and distribution of assets with
The Bucket Plan®
How can you optimize all of your financial goals? Simplify your financial planning with The Bucket Plan, our signature three-bucket approach that segments money based on purpose and time horizon.
For those in the prime of their careers, our holistic planning process, The Bucket Plan, will help you navigate the challenges that a busy life can have on maximizing opportunities to build your wealth. We start with having assets allocated to meet your short-, intermediate-, and long-term financial goals and delivery actively managed strategies that strive to maximize your wealth. Lastly, we layer on risk management for the what-ifs in life as well as advanced tax planning to help minimize your taxes, today and into the future.
Pre-Retirees & Retirees
Navigating market volatility, taxes, inflation and increasing life expectancies can be challenging when planning for retirement today. Invest too safely and you run the risk of losing purchasing power due to inflation; invest too aggressively, and you can be subject to significant financial loss. Both scenarios can create the risk of running out of money in retirement or having to reduce the standard of living you are accustomed to.
If you are at or near your retirement goal, The Bucket Plan helps mitigate the greatest dangers of retirement today, including market risk, interest rate risk, sequence of returns risk and tax inefficiencies all while helping you continue to grow your wealth to live the retirement you want.
For retirees, The Bucket Plan helps to:
- Structure your money to provide reliable, tax-advantaged income throughout retirement
- Protect against the what-ifs specific to retirement, such as healthcare planning
- Align your assets to pass on to the intended beneficiaries in the most tax-efficient manner
Each PCA advisor who offers our solutions completes comprehensive training on The Bucket Plan, our holistic planning process methodology and execution.
How the Bucket Plan Works
The “Now” bucket is designed to be your safe and liquid money to be used to cover expected expenses in the next 12 months, such as a new car or home repairs. It’s also an emergency fund in case unexpected expenses arise.
The “Soon” Bucket is the preservation or opportunity bucket. Because this money may be needed sooner rather than later, it is invested for growth—but within a more conservative framework. This may provide reliable income in the first phase of retirement and act as an inflation hedge to help combat the rising cost of living. In retirement, by investing your “Soon” Bucket more conservatively, you can avoid the risk of being forced to sell during a large downward swing, ultimately liquidating a bigger piece of your overall portfolio for the same income amount. The “Soon” Bucket is created to reduce your exposure to extreme market fluctuations, ultimately reducing sequence of returns risk in retirement. For a professional who is a longer way from retirement, the “Soon” Bucket can act as an opportunity bucket to help increase your wealth when opportunities arise.
“In the Soon Bucket, we insure against what can go wrong, to acquire the luxury of investing in what can go right in the later bucket.”
– Jason L Smith, Prosperity Capital Advisors Founder | Chief Executive Officer
This philosophy is expanded upon in the bestselling book, The Bucket Plan: Growing and Protecting
Your Assets for a Worry-Free Retirement.
The “Later” Bucket is designed for long-term growth and legacy planning. Having bought a time horizon with the first two buckets, you can choose to invest in vehicles with a longer time commitment and greater growth potential with more confidence. This bucket can play a critical role in legacy planning too, particularly to provide income replacement for a surviving spouse.
What is a Holistic Plan?
- Investment strategies are created to provide opportunities to grow your money
- Tax planning helps preserve money from unnecessary liabilities
- Estate planning is designed to protect a surviving spouse, and ensure your final wishes are honored
- Insurance is designed to protect and prolong the assets you have
At Prosperity Capital Advisors, we believe it is essential for everyone to have access to a well-coordinated and holistic financial planning experience, and we have made it our mission to educate advisors on how to provide these services to families nationwide.
When working with Prosperity Capital Advisors, you will be able to achieve a well-orchestrated, holistic financial plan designed to reach your ultimate goals and objectives.