Spitballing on early retirement and Roth conversions to finish 2023. How can Jack and Diane (no, the other, other Jack and Diane, these are the ones in Rochester, MN) bridge the gap to retirement at age 61? Can Michael in San Diego do a Roth conversion without it impacting his taxes? Plus, what should the Flintstones do with their whole life insurance policies? What spitballs of wisdom do the fellas have for Michael, who is “benefit-less” in Kansas City? Then, we wrap up the final episode of the year with the YMYW origin story.
Does your company provide a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to help cover healthcare expenses? If so, our Financial Planner Joe Schweiger, CFP®, AIF®, guides you through the details of FSA’s to ensure it’s the right employee benefit for you. FREE GUIDE | Retirement Readiness Guide Transcript Today’s financial tip is utilizing the balance in your […]
How can Steve & Sharon in Minnesota get more money into their Roth IRA without paying more tax? That’s just one of our topics, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 455. Also, should Fred in western New York do Roth conversions before required minimum distributions (RMDs) kick in? If Mike in Utah saves on healthcare premiums now, will that mean large RMDs and tax bills later? Should Mark in Maryland do a backdoor Roth after maxing out his 401(k)? And should Joseph in Kansas contribute to his new employer’s Traditional or Roth 401(k)?
Why does Becca in Florida’s advisor “poo-poo” her strategy for funding 529 plans for education? Keith, commenting on Spotify, wants to know about reimbursing yourself without penalty from a 529 plan for the scholarship amount used for education, and Wendy way up north in New York wants to know if she should use retirement funds to pay for college and home renovations. Plus, what are the pros and cons of starting Roth conversions for Renee in Wisconsin, and is she on track for retirement? Will the IRS penalize Dan in Michigan for not paying Roth conversion tax in January? With the 5-year Roth clock, how does compounding interest work when Aaron in Ohio changes custodians? And Kirk in Iowa wonders how the Affordable Care Act tax credit works with dependents.
Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is from October 15 to December 7. Choosing the right Medicare plan can be overwhelming, but understanding the basics can help you make an informed decision. Pure’s Financial Planner, Matt Gray, CFP®, discusses the important Medicare parts to consider. FREE GUIDE | Medicare Check-up Guide Transcript Today we’ll cover Medicare […]
Medicare can seem complex with its four parts and various coverage options. Pure’s Financial Planner, Daniel Goldstein, CFP®, AIF®, simplifies it for you to help you find plans that suit your needs and budget. FREE GUIDE | Medicare Check-up Guide Transcript Medicare has four parts: Part A; hospital insurance, Part B; medical insurance, Part C; […]
Medicare is a complex program that has many parts and options to choose from. Pure’s Financial Planner, Rachel Füss, CFP®, AIF® walks you through common Medicare mistakes that you should avoid. Take the time to learn, and you’ll safeguard your retirement health coverage without overspending FREE GUIDE | Medicare Check-up Guide Transcript Medicare is a […]
Updated for 2023: Every day about 10,000 Americans retire. Unfortunately, far too many retirees don’t realize that their retirement plan is on life support right from the start because they’ve estimated their financial needs with numbers that are far from the reality they’ll face once they’ve clocked out for the last time. When it comes […]
While no one knows what the future holds, there are ways you can prepare for life’s uncertainties during retirement to try to limit how blind spots impact your savings. Pure’s Associate Advisor, Alex Valles, CFP®, covers the top three: healthcare, inflation, and taxes. FREE GUIDE | Retirement Blind Spot Guide Transcript On your road to […]
If you own houses in your self-employed, self-directed solo 401(k), is converting a house a year to Roth to avoid required minimum distributions (RMDs) a good strategy? What’s an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) and is it a good healthcare option for those with C-corporations? When putting away retirement savings, should you contribute to a Roth IRA, a brokerage account, a 401(k), or your employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)? When it comes to step-up in basis, how do you determine the past fair market value of a home? And finally, what happens if you retire before your construction loan becomes a permanent mortgage?
On your road to retirement have you stayed too focused on just socking money away without considering blind spots that could sabotage your overall financial plan? From unexpected out-of-pocket expenses to untimely market downturns, you can lower the impact of these events by planning for them. Financial professionals Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine highlight the […]
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?!