Asset location: how to position assets to pay less tax without sacrificing investment growth? Should young folks contribute all of their retirement savings to Roth accounts? Also, conversations (not advice) on a self-employed defined benefit plan vs. pass-through profits, gifting tuition for education, making Roth conversions with a special needs child in mind, a correction on inherited Roth IRAs, and plenty of entertaining listener comments and Derails.
Question: I’m 46 and I want to start doing Roth conversions. Should I wait until I retire to avoid paying higher taxes or are there issues with putting it off? Watch the full episode, SECURE Act Savvy Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more helpful tips and the latest episodes of “Your Money, […]
Question: I’d like to retire next year at age 56, but I’m concerned that the tax penalty will eat away at my retirement account. Any suggestions? Watch the full episode, SECURE Act Savvy Make sure to subscribe to our channel for more helpful tips and the latest episodes of “Your Money, Your Wealth.”
Probably the biggest change in the SECURE Act was the repeal of the Stretch IRA. This provision used to allow your non-spousal beneficiaries (such as your kids or other beneficiaries that are not your spouse) to stretch their required minimum distributions over their lifetimes. Beginning in 2020, a beneficiary IRA must be depleted within 10 […]
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 […]
Maxing out Roth IRA, 457, and HSA – check. Pension – check. What else should you be doing to prepare for a successful retirement? (And do 40 chickens play a part?!) How do pension and Social Security fit into your equity and fixed income portfolio mix? Should you be more aggressive with Roth conversions? When planning for early retirement and considering inflation, is a 5% equities growth rate a good rule of thumb? Will a Spousal Lifetime Access Trust (SLAT) protect assets from a tax time bomb? Plus, an overview of the SECURE Act 2.0.
Answering questions across the financial and retirement spectrum, with topics like when your traditional IRA is growing faster than you can convert to Roth, consolidating retirement savings, annuities, the SECURE Act and inherited IRAs, undoing SEP-IRA contributions, Roth conversions after age 72, offsetting conversion gains against tax-harvested losses, tax diversification beyond conversions, and what to […]
What Might Biden or Trump Mean for Your Taxes? Your Money, Your Wealth® Tax Law Update Webinar and Q&A
What might a Joe Biden presidency mean for your taxes? Learn about Biden’s proposed changes to the current tax laws, and how the provisions from Donald Trump’s CARES Act Coronavirus stimulus package and the SECURE Act affect your taxes and retirement planning. On August 26, 2020, Joe Anderson, CFP®, Big Al Clopine, CPA, and YMYW […]
Congress passed the largest retirement savings reform in more than a decade when they passed the Secure Act also known as the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement Act. Do you know what the Secure Act means for you and your retirement? Financial professionals Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine help you to become Secure […]
As Tax Day approaches, you’ve got taxes on your mind. So when do you have to pay the tax on your Roth IRA conversion? Is converting beyond your current tax bracket ever recommended? Plus, answers to more of your SECURE Act retirement questions on IRA contributions and inherited IRAs and other assets, and Roth conversion […]
Joe and Big Al discuss how to choose international funds in a diversified portfolio, a momentum investing strategy called The 12% Solution, and safe retirement investments like CDs and bonds. Plus the fellas touch on real estate investing with 1031 exchanges and qualified opportunity zones, and they answer your questions on the SECURE Act, IRA […]
Joe and Big Al tackle your SECURE Act retirement planning questions: how minors can distribute inherited IRAs, whether a trust should be your IRA beneficiary, and what effect the new law has on required minimum distributions, or RMDs, and qualified charitable distributions, or QCDs. Plus, the fellas get schooled by YMYW listeners on their Thrift […]
Merry Christmas! Just in time for the holidays, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or SECURE Act, has been made law, effective January 1, 2020. Joe and Big Al explain what it means for your stretch IRAs, required minimum distributions, retirement savings and more. Plus the fellas answer your questions on self-employed […]
The revamped 2019 tax “postcard,” how the SECURE Act could be a tax problem for those with IRA trusts, and answers to your money questions: is indexed universal life insurance a good investment for education costs? Should you roll your 401(k) to an IRA? How much can you convert from 401(k) to Roth after age […]