Joe and Big Al attempt to clearly and succinctly explain modified adjusted income for Medicare and IRMAA, and the pro-rata and aggregation rules for Roth conversions. Will a combat zone TSP transfer be subject to those rules? Plus, joint tenants with rights of survivorship vs. transfer on death for a brokerage account, reducing taxes on the sale of a timeshare, how much to spend on home improvements, and using a reverse mortgage instead of long-term care insurance. And wait ’til you hear the fellas’ thoughts on the best way to pay the least amount of tax when you cash out your retirement savings to buy gold and silver.
Are health care costs threatening to put your financial plan for retirement on life support? If you overlook this important aspect of retirement planning, it could throw off your entire financial bottom line. Every day about 10,000 Americans turn age 65, at which point they qualify for Medicare. But for many retirees, Medicare enrollment is […]
Understanding Medicare is an important part of any retirement plan. In this webinar, Jeffrey Riego and Diane Gaswirth of UnitedHealthcare answer 10 common Medicare questions: What is Medicare? Who can get Medicare? Do I need Medicare if I plan to work past 65? What does Medicare cover? Where can I get more coverage? What does […]
A lot of people find themselves confused about the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Pure Financial’s Chief Financial Planning Officer, Susan Brandeis, CFP®, goes over what the differences are, who is eligible, and what you get with each – making it a little easier to understand so you can decide which coverage is right for […]
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 to planning for […]
Navigating Medicare if you are not familiar with it, can be a little tricky. Pure Senior Financial Planner, Robert Canavan, CFP®, AIF®, covers 5 challenges that he sees clients deal with as they sign up for Medicare – hopefully pointing these out will make your experience a little smoother. FREE GUIDE | Medicare Checkup Guide […]
There are three parts to Medicare that you are required to enroll in, and a fourth that is optional but most people enroll in. Pure Senior Financial Planner, Nathaniel Ritchison, CFP®, AIF® will give a brief overview of the costs and benefits of the different Medicare plans. FREE GUIDE | Medicare Checkup Guide Transcript Medicare […]
Should you save for a house down payment or invest for retirement? How much long term capital gains tax do you pay on a rental property when you sell it after 20 years, and how does a 1031 exchange work? Also, opening a Roth IRA with the Backdoor Roth strategy, and the 5 year Roth withdrawal rules explained. Plus, a couple retirement spitball analyses: are you saving too aggressively for retirement? Can you avoid the Medicare IRMAA, or income related monthly adjustment amount, and high taxes from required minimum distributions?
Get educated on Medicare and your coverage options with Jeffrey Riego and Diane Gaswirth from United Healthcare Medicare Solutions in this webinar, presented by Pure Financial Advisors. Download the slide presentation. Learn: The A’s, B’s, C’s and D’s of Medicare: coverage and costs of each part Coverage options in addition to Original Medicare Enrollment timelines […]
Do Roth IRA conversions increase Medicare premiums? How can you convert to Roth and stay below the IRMAA threshold (that is, Medicare’s Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount)? Also, a Roth conversion strategy to account for RMDs, those 5-year rules for withdrawing from your Roth depending on whether you’re over or under age 59 and a half, and “how much should I have in a Roth to be in a low tax bracket in retirement?”
If you’re thinking of paying off your mortgage, Joe and Big Al can help you walk through your investing and tax strategy first. Plus, after maxing out your retirement accounts and health savings account (HSA) and owning rental real estate, how else should you save for retirement? (Hint: brokerage account.) As a self-employed small business […]