What exactly are dollar-cost averaging and reverse dollar-cost averaging? Joe and Big Al explain as they answer questions about paying Medicare premiums with HSA funds, and ETFs vs mutual funds when dollar-cost averaging into small-cap value funds. Plus, why would you want to reduce the stock allocation in your emergency fund, and should a stable value fund be part of your portfolio? Is it possible to “re-identify” an inherited IRA as a spousal IRA to change the RMD calculation? Is the section 162 executive bonus plan just whole life insurance? And finally, Joe’s past comes back to haunt him with 9 cats, a neurotic beagle, and 200 IRAs.
In what order you should contribute into which accounts for retirement? Joe & Big Al explain the reasoning behind the sequence of retirement savings, and where a health savings account (HSA) fits in that sequence. Following some retirement plan spitball analyses and Roth conversion strategizing, the fellas explain whether capital gains are taxed progressively, how required minimum distributions are taxed, and they revisit indexed universal life insurance.
Learn how to rack up tax-free Roth retirement income: Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k), paying the tax on a Roth conversion, how to avoid violating the 60-day rollover rule on a mega backdoor Roth, and Roth IRA contributions when receiving restricted stock units (RSU) in retirement. Plus, moving money from solo 401(k) to IRA before age 59.5, suggestions for a CFP® to be, and matching your umbrella insurance policy to your net worth.
Should you invest in a real estate investment trust (REIT)? What about a fixed indexed annuity or structured notes? What can be done about an indexed universal life insurance plan purchased by an employer to replace a defined benefit plan? Plus, understanding qualified small business stock gain exclusion. Joe and Big Al also discuss the […]
Whether you call it a SERP, an iSERP (individual supplemental executive retirement plan), a private pension, or the “Super Roth,” the strategy is overfunding life insurance, and the question is, is it a good idea for retirement planning? Also: a Social Security, pension, retirement withdrawal, and Roth conversion strategy, portfolio modeling scenarios, the earned income […]
Joe and Big Al spitball considerations for a few listener retirement plans, including investing in brokerage and Roth instead of pre-tax, getting tax diversification, taking the pension lump sum or annuity, paying for college education, and calculating a “retirement number” to put your savings on autopilot. Plus, what life insurance “investment” has a purported “guaranteed” […]
We tackle Indexed Universal Life Insurance one more time. And you may have heard that millionaires “buy term and invest the rest” to pay estate taxes, but is it a good idea? When you have appreciated company stock, how much should you NUA and when, and how do you deal with the taxes? Plus, can […]
Is indexed universal life insurance good for estate planning, investing or as a tax shelter for high-income earners? Should you pay debt or save if you only have $100K saved for retirement at age 66? Should extra money be invested in your 457 or brokerage account? ETFs or mutual funds? And with the new tax […]
Your Roth IRA questions answered: when should you do a Roth conversion? Should you wait until you’re in retirement to convert? What kind of income is it? How do you convert slowly so the tax bite doesn’t hurt so much? How long do you have to work before you can contribute to a Roth IRA? […]
An entire episode dedicated to money questions that run the gamut: from Roth conversions and the Mega Backdoor Roth strategy to IULs to insure future income, reverse mortgages in recession, divorce and retirement accounts, and much more. Listen to the podcast on YouTube: Subscribe to the YMYW podcast Subscribe to the YMYW podcast newsletter FOLLOW […]