My Eight Buckets

During the last three years, retirement has been a major focus in my life. I’m looking forward in retiring in Hawaii. I still have more than a decade before retiring. Hawaiiana numismatics is just one aspect for investing. Yes investing, high quality rare specimens. Low quality items  takes time to unload (as in all collectibles).

There are eight retirement buckets to provide me retirement income.

Bucket 1) Corporate  Pension.  I’m fortunate (with insight) to work for a  global company that still has an intact corporate pension.

Bucket 2) Employee 401(k). I’ve been maximizing  my contribution limit and proactively monitoring/trading individual stocks.

Bucket 3) Home Equity. I’m making extra payments to speed up paying off my home loan.

Bucket 4) Stock Portfolio. Active investing in quality stocks to make my money work even harder for me.

Bucket 5) Social Security. Yes, still planning on receiving my SS check.

Bucket 6) Collectible Collections – Numismatics (Hawaiian and US)  and Hawaiiana Collectibles. 

Bucket 7) Collectible Collections  – Philately (US).  

Bucket 8) Writing royalties. I’m looking forward in writing more books and receiving more royalty payments.

For now there are also US tax opportunities with a few of my appreciated assets: (my other blog)

Here are two remarkable specimens that I donated. They are the only NGC release ceremony certified coins.