What should Martin do about his outrageously fee-heavy 403(b) plan? Should EF hedge his pre-tax non-qualified 415 excess plan? What should Max do with his old TIAA plan, and what are the pros and cons of a cash balance plan for self-employed people like Brent Money? Plus, Mike needs Joe and Big Al’s spitball on the highly compensated employee rule and excess 401(k) contributions, and the fellas explain how employee stock purchase plans are taxed for Big Cheese Bob the Tomato.
Stocks and bonds, 401(k)s and IRAs – how investment savvy are you? Less than half of Americans have a solid understanding of basic investing terms and concepts. It can be difficult to grow your wealth if you don’t know what tools and strategies are available, much less know how to use them to develop a […]
Do you want to understand how to get the most amount of return for the amount of risk you’re willing to tolerate? Pure’s Financial Planner, Sumit Mehta, CFP®, AIF®, provides insight into what investing strategies can help you improve your odds of success and establish a foundation to achieve long-term goals. FREE GUIDE | 10 […]
Can Sven and Olga in Minnesota shorten their working years? Should PJ in Michigan take his pension lump sum or the annuity payments, and should he maintain an aggressive asset allocation in retirement? Plus, the fellas spitball early retirement strategies for Joe in Massachusetts and Nick in California, and they discuss how to tell the difference between post-tax contributions and pre-tax funds converted to Roth at tax time for Victor.
Should Jackson and Elsa from Wyoming fire their financial advisors and shop for lower fees, or switch to do-it-yourself financial planning? Can 34-year-old Bob in Texas retire early at 50, and what’s the best way for him to put an extra $30K to work? How much should 35-year-old Matthew in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin be saving for retirement in pre-tax accounts vs. post-tax accounts? And finally, should Michelle in Minnesota leave excess education savings in a 529 plan or move it to a Roth IRA?
How will a diet COLA on a pension affect retirement plans for Joe and Barb in Tulsa? Percy in South Carolina has a pension too. He’s timing the market, but should he change his investing strategy as he approaches retirement? Plus, Michael in Virginia needs ideas to fund a custodial Roth IRA for his 3-year-old and 2-month-old kids, and Rocco in NYC catches Big Al on capital gains exclusions. But first, will scary future events mean Michelle in San Diego will have to pay more tax and the highest possible Medicare premiums?
If you are like the majority of Americans, your financial health barely has a pulse, and the condition is worsening rather than getting better. With the money you have saved right now, at what age would you be able to retire? 65? 70? NEVER?! The doctors are in the house: Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine […]
Charles has had it with Joe and Big Al stumbling through the Roth 5-year rules, so he explains to the fellas, once and for all, the rules for withdrawing money from a Roth IRA. Plus, is Shane missing any retirement risks before he retires early at age 55? Nick wants to know if employers are required to adopt all of the provisions in the SECURE Act 2.0, or if they can pick and choose which to implement, like they can with the rule of 55? Plus, how can Stew offset huge capital gains on the sale of an inherited house, and we revisit whether George can move investments in-kind from an inherited trust to a brokerage account.
Does the math work for Chris’ early retirement plan? What’s a safe retirement withdrawal rate for Luke, who wants to be part of the financial independence / retire early or FIRE movement? Plus, Jake is about to change jobs, can Joe and Big Al uncover any tax planning opportunities for him? The fellas also explain capital gains tax for our buddy Carl Spackler, they spitball on those capital gains when it comes to selling a house for Olga and for LJ, and Jim wonders about the impact of selling a house on Affordable Care Act subsidies.
Do you need to pull over and ask for directions on the road to retirement? Mile Markers along the highway let you know how much you’ve traveled and how much more you’ve got to go. When it comes to retirement, those Mile Markers can let you know if you are on track to retire comfortably… […]
Christine isn’t sure that Roth conversions are all they’re cracked up to be. Erick needs a retirement spitball analysis for his Roth conversions, annuities, and the real estate in his self-directed IRA, Billy the disgruntled attorney wants to know if he can retire now, and Zach wonders just how bad is it to rely on the lottery for retirement? But first, Joe and Big Al spitball retirement strategies for three members of the US military.
Is now the time to buy tech stocks? Is it too soon to go global with your investments? What is next for the Federal Reserve? Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA®, AIF®, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Pure Financial Advisors, recaps what’s happened in the financial markets so far this year, and what we […]