Asset Character
Assessment and characterization of each Retirement Sheet Asset according to its ability to provide efficient income that is stable, secure and sustainable. This should result in an Asset Priority for Income, guiding the selection of Assets applicable to the Base Fund. An Asset Priority for Income may differ from the Income Producing Value of the Asset. For example, the client may desire to defer the use of an individual asset that has a greater IPV than another.

Base Fund Reserve

A recommended reserve in Base Income that may be reflected in a higher Coverage Ratio, while remaining tax efficient. Given that Base Expenses cannot be perfectly predicted, a Reserve Fund will lessen the dependence on other funding sources for shortfall.

Coverage Contribution 
The measure of Total Base Expenses covered by Net Income produced by an Asset.

Coverage Ratio
The sum of all Coverage Contributions compared to Base Fund Expenses.

Income Efficiency of Asset 
Indicates the efficiency with which the asset can generate net income.

(For example, if Asset 1 is Social Security producing a Gross Income of $2,000/month results in Net Income of $1,900/month available to fund Base Expenses, Asset 1 would have an IEA of 95%.)

Income Filter or Screen
As Assets produce Gross Income, there will potentially be tax and other reductions with a resulting net income available to fund Base Expenses.

Income Producing Value 

An Asset’s ability to produce income according to criteria to be determined. A term related to Asset Character.

Retirement Sheet
Retirement sheet assets include an individual’s entire balance sheet and cash flow statement. A Retirement Sheet includes Social Security benefits, pensions and not simply portfolio assets. The Retirement Sheet is a comprehensive income snapshot.
  • Human Capital
  • Financial Capital
  • Social Contract