Can you retire before age 55 simply by contributing to your 401(k) only up to the company match and then saving to a brokerage account? Joe and Big Al spitball on using this so-called tax “jailbreak” strategy to retire early. Plus, is Christine on track to have $150,000 present value to live on in retirement? Is John stuck just watching his money grow and turn into big required minimum distributions? Can Jackie contribute to a SEP IRA and convert it all to Roth? And what do the fellas think of Lee’s I-Bond emergency fund?
So you’re about to receive a large inheritance – what should you do with it? Joe and Big Al spitball on suddenly becoming $85 million dollars richer. Plus, is it nuts to semi-retire early? Should retirement contributions be split between Roth and traditional accounts? Can you do conversions to your kids’ custodial Roth accounts? The fellas also spitball tax bracket-based Roth conversion strategies to help you pay the least amount of tax possible, long term, and they discuss RMDs on inherited assets and whether to pay off a 401(k) loan if it’s “paying” you 8% per year.
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?
Equitable accumulators, cash management accounts, and Social Security: with today’s market volatility, how can you squeeze a few more dollars of income out of your retirement savings? Any reason not to use a robo-advisor for decumulation, in other words, spending down those savings? Plus, a pension retirement spitball follow-up, and is it possible to avoid tax liability on a lump sum withdrawal from a 401(k)? Finally, is Joe’s marriage the canary in the Coors Light Party Ball for YMYW?
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?
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?”
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. […]
Financial planning strategies around Coronavirus-Related Distributions from retirement accounts and required minimum distributions (RMDs). Plus, listener corrections on dependents and the CARES Act stimulus package. Also, two very different market volatility strategies: living off of cash and Social Security only, and leveraging a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to invest. Subscribe to the YMYW […]