Joe Anderson
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As CEO and President, Joe Anderson has created a unique, ambitious business model utilizing advanced service, training, sales, and marketing strategies to grow Pure Financial Advisors into the trustworthy, client-focused company it is today. Pure Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was ranked 15 out of 100 top ETF Power Users by RIA channel (2023), was [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the Executive Chairman of Pure Financial Advisors, LLC (Pure). He has been an executive leader of the Company for over a decade, including CFO, CEO, and Chairman. Alan joined the firm in 2008, about one year after it was established. In his tenure at Pure, the firm has grown from approximately $50 [...]

Learn why the timing might be right for tax changes in this webinar from Your Money, Your Wealth® hosts Joe Anderson, CFP®, President of Pure Financial Advisors, and Big Al Clopine, CPA, Pure Financial’s CEO and CFO, moderated by YMYW podcast and radio producer Andi Last. Find out how provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the CARES Act Coronavirus stimulus package, and the SECURE Act affect your taxes and retirement planning, and strategies to legally minimize how much you owe in tax.

Schedule your Free Financial Assessment now, before the end of the year!

03:22 – Historical Marginal Income Tax Rates in the US

6:10 – Control what you can control: discipline, fees, risk and taxes

CARES Act Provisions:

07:02 – Coronavirus-Related Distributions

13:48 – Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) waived in 2020

SECURE Act Provisions:

14:32 – Stretch IRAs eliminated

18:25 – IRA age limits removed

20:13 – RMD age changed

The Tax Law Time Bomb Affecting Your Retirement

21:57 – Taxable Income Rates & Capital Gains Tax Rates

25:30 – Tax Diversification: how is your balance of tax-free, tax-deferred and taxable money?

32:28 – Understanding the Roth IRA Conversion strategy

33:13 – When Not to Do a Roth Conversion: Zero Capital Gain Rates, 20% QBI Deduction, IRMMA, Understanding Pro-Rata


42:20 – Tax Loss Harvesting

44:26 – Tax Gain Harvesting

45:04 – Backdoor Roth IRA Conversion Strategy

45:49 – Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA)

46:30 – Charitable Gifting Strategies: Donor Advised Fund


11:02 – If you take $100K and repay $33.33K per year back into retirement accounts over next three years – does that mean NO taxes paid?

12:43 – Are there any tax repercussions for receiving a $1200 per person CARES Act stimulus payment?

20:30 – Curious about inheritance taxes (“death taxes”)

28:51 – If I believe taxes will be on the rise (govt debt, politics, etc), should I focus more on accelerating Roth Conversions or Long Term Capital Gains harvesting in the near term? Basically I’m curious if LTCGs or Ordinary Income rates have historically been more sensitive during rising tax periods.

48:16 – Historically, if tax law changes mid-year, is the date the change becomes effective typically delayed until the following year allowing investors to make the appropriate estimated taxes? Basically, would a 2021 tax change likely not be effective until 2022 allowing for additional Roth Conversions and LTCG harvesting in 2021 ahead of rising tax rates?

50:01 – Do you have to take a RMD if still working at 72?

51:35 – For tax-loss harvesting, Joe said there could be a shadow purchase. Does that mean the $10 stock is sold at $5, tax harvested, and then the same amount of the same stock is now purchased at $5?

52:50 – I’m having a solar battery system installed; what do you know about the Federal and state (CA) rebates?

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Investment Advisory and Financial Planning Services are offered through Pure Financial Advisors, LLC. A Registered Investment Advisor.

Pure Financial Advisors, LLC does not offer tax or legal advice. Consult with a tax advisor or attorney regarding specific situations.

Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice and are not intended as investment advice or to predict future performance.

Investing involves risk including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values.

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Intended for educational purposes only and are not intended as individualized advice or a guarantee that you will achieve a desired result. Before implementing any strategies discussed you should consult your tax and financial advisors.