If you are like the majority of Americans, your financial health barely has a pulse, and the condition is worsening rather than getting better. With the money you have saved right now, at what age would you be able to retire? 65? 70? NEVER?! The doctors are in the house: Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine […]
Do you need to pull over and ask for directions on the road to retirement? Mile Markers along the highway let you know how much you’ve traveled and how much more you’ve got to go. When it comes to retirement, those Mile Markers can let you know if you are on track to retire comfortably… […]
Maximize your retirement by controlling taxes. Pure’s Financial Planner, Daniel Goldstein, CFP®, AIF®, provides insights into creating portfolio diversification and strategically locating assets to reach your long-term retirement goals. You’ll learn about: How the tax triangle can apply to your situation How retirement funds are being taxed now Where you are in our current tax code […]
To understand asset location, it is important to consider two areas: asset allocation and how investment accounts are taxed. Pure’s Financial Planner, Sumit Mehta, CFP®, AIF®, discusses why and how to use asset location in your investment decisions. FREE GUIDE | Why Asset Location Matters Guide Transcript What is asset location? To understand asset location, […]
Updated for 2023: Asset location is a strategy in which investors attempt to enhance after-tax returns by carefully considering the tax treatment and future expected returns of each asset class prior to determining where to hold each security. In this guide, you will learn: What Asset Location is Rebalancing Opportunities How Asset Location Affects Your […]
Generating “tax alpha” to get better returns on your investments: which investments should go in your traditional IRA vs your Roth IRA, and does that asset location depend on your age? Plus, Joe and Big Al spitball whether to roll a TIAA 403(b) to an IRA or take the annuity, and they spitball retirement, Roth conversion, and Roth contribution strategies for an overseas officer with a military pension, and for Americans working abroad who qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion.
Do you want to be rich, or do you want to be wealthy? Do you want to be both? Is there a difference? What are important steps that you can take today to grow your wealth? Regardless of your age or where you are in life with saving for retirement, today’s show is for you. […]
Asset location strategies, liquidity, and building up tax-free Roth IRA money when retiring early, how growth is taxed in taxable accounts, the pros and cons of rolling an employer retirement plan into a traditional IRA, how stock futures are determined and why stock price matters, and buying 8-week treasuries. And, if you’re planning to make a killing on eBay or at your next garage sale, the fellas get into the weeds on how to maximize your tax savings.
Following the Fed’s fourth consecutive interest rate hike last week, should you be changing your investing strategy to time this inflationary market, moving from bonds to 3-year annuity CDs? Plus, Joe and Big Al spitball on asset location and Roth Conversions for the in-laws and a net unrealized appreciation (NUA) strategy for company stock in a 401(k). They also discuss whether extra home mortgage payments are part of an investment portfolio, and what real estate expenses are tax deductible.
What one thing can you do today to change the course of your financial future? Having a written financial plan can dramatically increase the chances you’ll reach your retirement goals. Yet, according to Schwab, only 33% of Americans have one! A One-Page Financial Plan helps distinguish the overlap of things that are actually important and […]
How statistically and practically difficult is market timing? What factors should you consider when choosing large-cap value funds? Should a $100,000 inheritance be invested in tax-deferred, taxable, or tax-free accounts? Plus, Backdoor Roth vs. Roth conversions; rules, limits, and strategies for 401(k) and IRA contributions; moving retirement money between custodians like Vanguard and Fidelity; and some negative but very entertaining listener comments.
Early retirement, backdoor and mega-backdoor Roth conversions, paying the tax on a Roth conversion, asset location, and more: it’s the most important topics from our most popular podcast episodes and YouTube videos of 2021. Plus, the most “impactful” listener comments of the year, and the funniest Derails of 2021 in real time!
Asset location: how to position assets to pay less tax without sacrificing investment growth? Should young folks contribute all of their retirement savings to Roth accounts? Also, conversations (not advice) on a self-employed defined benefit plan vs. pass-through profits, gifting tuition for education, making Roth conversions with a special needs child in mind, a correction on inherited Roth IRAs, and plenty of entertaining listener comments and Derails.
Is it better to pay tax on $5 million than on $1 million, or is that crazy talk? Also, an asset location strategy to lower RMDs and taxes but still maintain portfolio growth, and an argument against Roth IRAs. Is it a valid one? Plus, what counts as contributions if you withdraw from your Roth IRA after 5 years? Why not pay the tax on a Roth conversion out of your IRA? Roth conversions vs. the medical insurance ACA subsidy, and what? Joe, arrogant?!