A savvy consultant recently asked me how much more income a Go2Income plan, with its integration of annuity payments and focus on income allocation, could produce as compared to a traditional retirement income plan. Might it be 20% or more?

He recalled my discussion about rules of thumb in Retirement Planning: One Size Doesn’t Fit All. In that article, I pointed out that the Starting Income Percentage (SIP) for a Go2Income plan was 5% — vs. the “4% rule of thumb” many advisers include in their plans. (That extra percentage point, from 4% to 5%, is a 25% gain.)

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