Archive for December, 2016


IPB 053: Life Insurance is so NOT complicated

  Something we hear and/or read repeatedly is that a life insurance contract is simply too complicated for any mere mortal to understand. The complexity is just too great. How could ever understand what you’re actually buying? We don’t disagree that if you were to sit down and ready your policy from cover to cover […]

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Life Insurance a Potential Hedge Against Sequence of Returns Risk

Last week we discussed how sequence of returns affects wealth accumulation. It was the first time we discussed the notion of sequence of returns risk in the light of accumulation rather than spend down (i.e. when one uses assets to generate income). There was a subtle, but important point

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IPB 052: Sequence of Returns Risk Is More Complicated Than You Think

  We’ve discussed “Sequence of Returns Risk” numerous times in the past, but most of those discussions focused on how this phenomenon affects your assets in a draw down period (i.e. a time when you are spending the money you saved to cover expenses and/or generate income). Today we want to talk about sequence of returns […]

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