Re-balance Cycle Reminder All MyPlanIQ’s newsletters are archived here.

Regular AAC (Asset Allocation Composite), SAA and TAA portfolios are always rebalanced on the first trading day of a month. the next re-balance will be on Thursday April 1, 2021. 

As a reminder to expert users: advanced portfolios are still re-balanced based on their original re-balance schedules and they are not the same as those used in Strategic and Tactical Asset Allocation (SAA and TAA) portfolios of a plan.

Make Your Own Private Bank

Banks are common and important in our daily life. We rely on banks or credit unions to deposit and withdraw our money. However, we can smartly utilize some basic features provided by an investment brokerage to conduct most, if not all, common individual banking transactions. Combined with using better short term and fixed income investment portfolios such as those from MyPlanIQ (see, for example, January 11, 2021: Smart Cash Management: Can I Just Withdraw From My Bond Portfolio?), one can actually construct a  ‘private’ bank that’s as safe as a traditional bank but pays much better. 

In this newsletter, let’s dive in to take a look at this more closely. 

Common banking services

First, let’s take a look at common services a bank provides. From a bank’s client point of view, roughly, we can divide them into the following categories: 

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