The psychology of retirement: what if you’ve saved enough and you’re financially ready to retire, but you’re paralyzed by the idea of no longer earning and saving? Plus, a Roth conversion strategy when your income is too high to contribute to Roth. How to know if it pays for you to convert and how much, and should you contribute to a rollover IRA before or after leaving a job? Finally, should you purchase long-term care insurance, or self-insure?
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 […]
On your road to retirement have you stayed focused on the magic number you needed in your retirement account that you calculated years ago? Many retirees admit to having serious blind spots when they look at their retirement plans. It may seem basic, but one of the best things you can do is put a plan […]
Having wrapped up another year in the markets, now is a good time to review your investment strategy. We all share the goal of increasing our investment results, however, research shows that trying to time the market can be difficult and counter-productive. It is extremely important to follow your plan and adjust your strategy over […]
If one of your goals for the year is to get your finances in order, we have some financial resolution topics for you today. Phillip Chinothai, CFP®, AIF®, Pure Associate Advisor covers the top 5 financial resolutions. Budget: It’s hard to plan for the future if we don’t have a solid foundation of knowing what […]
Joe and Big Al spitball, what else, Roth conversions: a conversion and pension lump sum strategy, converting vs. harvesting 0% long-term capital gains, and how to avoid double-taxation on a Roth conversion. Plus, how to allocate assets when preparing to use the Rule of 55? Do retirees regret not spending more in retirement? Will paying a thrift savings plan loan with real estate income avoid income tax? And will assets be better protected against litigation when transferred from a 401(k) to a TSP or an IRA?
Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA®, Pure Financial Advisors’ Executive Vice President and Director of Research, sums up the events that moved markets and shaped our lives in 2021: Inflation worries COVID variants Potential tax law changes Brian covers all these and more as he discusses what’s happened in markets and why. You’ll also learn more about […]
Should those in the 35% tax bracket contribute to traditional 401(k) or Roth 401(k)? Should a self-employed cryptocurrency investor do Roth conversions or tax gain harvesting? Also, a retirement spitball for a couple, age 35, wanting to retire with $5M at age 60. Plus, do the SECURE Act rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) apply when inheriting an inherited IRA? Finally, comments on some of the proposals in the latest version of the Build Back Better Act, which is currently being considered by the Senate.
How much company stock in your investment portfolio is too risky? Can series I savings bonds act as the cash in your portfolio? In the sequence of retirement savings, would contributing to a brokerage account instead of maxing out your 401(k) or 403(b) ever make sense? How should a 20-something self-employed couple, investing monthly in Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX), get retirement-ready? Is it possible to pay for the construction of a new home and keep the earned income tax credit and child tax credits? Should Roth conversion funds come from an inherited IRA, 401(k), brokerage account, or Social Security?
Far too often, retirement funds fall short of where they should be and most people confirm they don’t know the steps to take to fast track their retirement. We want to empower you to fast-track your retirement savings regardless of how much your account balance is today. In this guide, you’ll learn about… Fast Track Basics Set a […]
Should you take your pension all at once in a lump sum when you retire, or spread it out over monthly annuity payments? What if the lump sum choice requires moving your pension to an investment plan? Or maybe your only pension options are either 10-year period certain or joint with rights of survivorship? All of these pension spitball analyses are compiled into this single episode to help you choose between your own pension options.
Tax planning is most important before the year-end while you have the ability to control into which tax bracket you fall, deductions to take, and retirement contributions to fund. Pure Financial Advisors’ Chief Financial Planning Officer walks you through an important checklist to make sure you’re one step ahead of the taxman. DOWNLOAD | 2021 […]
Can your investment portfolio be over diversified? How do dividends and net unrealized appreciation (NUA) work? How will ownership inequality in the stock market impact future returns for most investors? What do Joe & Big Al think of target date funds? Plus, the YMYW podcast is now on video! Watch the fellas spitball on annuities, bonds, long-term treasuries, risk tolerance, the buckets of money investing strategy and the latest on the Roth provisions in the Build Back Better Act. Show notes, video clips, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air: https://bizlink.to/ymyw-352
There are a number of major tax law changes being hammered out in Congress right now. How will new tax reform impact how much you pay in tax and your retirement planning? In this webinar, Your Money, Your Wealth® hosts Joe Anderson, CFP®, President of Pure Financial Advisors, and Big Al Clopine, CPA, Pure Financial’s […]