How do you calculate Roth conversions to reduce taxes when you reach required minimum distribution age? What are the rules for RMDs from a Roth 401(k)? How does the 5 year Roth clock factor into a decision to leave money in an old Roth 401(k) or roll it to a new Roth IRA? Do reinvested dividends count as Roth contributions? Do capital gains count towards the capital gains income bracket? Plus, IRA contributions for minors and the unemployed. Finally, how would Joe, Big Al, and Andi spend lottery winnings?
If your portfolio is overweighted in one or two individual stocks, here are some ways to diversify those concentrated stock positions. Is using a donor-advised fund a good choice? Plus, how does the IRS know if a required minimum distribution is a qualified charitable distribution? From which pool of money should you pull extra retirement income? Also, structured notes, and paying Grandma for daycare without impacting taxes on her pension – lump sum or monthly payments? Finally, the fellas provide their thoughts on starting a career in financial planning.
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?!
Congress passed the largest retirement savings reform in more than a decade in December of 2019 when they passed the SECURE Act, the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement Act. The Pension Protection Act in 2006 was the last major change. What do the SECURE Act changes mean for you, your ability to save […]
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?”
Spitballing firefighters’ retirement: deferred option retirement plans (DROP), HSA (health savings) vs. HYSA (high yield savings), and hear why YMYW always comes back to backdoor Roth IRA. Speaking of Roths, can you do a Roth conversion ladder with inherited IRA money? The fellas also break down required minimum distributions (RMDs) and they talk (or in Joe’s case, rant) about variable annuities and indexed annuities.
A retirement plan spitball analysis for an engineer wondering if he can afford to retire, required minimum distribution questions answered, and discussion on when to stop contributing to tax-deferred accounts, when to start Roth conversions, and a conversion strategy for someone with no income. Plus, “conversation” – not advice – about Joe’s possible wallet syndrome, […]
Do you have to transfer from a 401(k) to a traditional IRA before you do a Roth IRA conversion? Does the pro-rata rule apply? Also, the logistics of paying the tax on a Roth conversion. Plus, stimulus package updates around paycheck protection program loans, required minimum distributions (RMDs) and Coronavirus-related distributions (CRDs) from retirement accounts. […]
What is your required beginning date for required minimum distributions? In 2020, with the passage of the SECURE Act, required minimum distributions or RMDs from your retirement accounts must begin in the year you turn age 72 or by April 1 of the following year. This is your required beginning date or RBD. In this […]
Once you reach the age of 72, by law you must begin taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from your retirement accounts. Due to the number and complexity of the rules around your RMD, it’s easy to make a costly error. In this video, Kyle Stacey, CFP® explains 5 of the most expensive RMD mistakes and […]
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 […]
There are plenty of rules around taking required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts beginning at age 70 1/2, but how do you actually take the money each year? In this video, Senior Financial Planner Matt Balderston, CFP® explains your options. Transcript: So a question I often face with my clients is how to take […]