Answers to your questions on, of course, backdoor Roth strategies. Y’know, to get as much lifetime tax-free growth on your investments as possible. Plus, investing strategies: does it make sense to buy a property now and rent it out until retirement? How much of a single stock in your investment portfolio can you sell and pay no capital gains tax? The fellas also explain capital loss carryovers, inherited IRAs, spousal Social Security and delayed retirement credits, required minimum distributions, and they spitball on an appropriate allocation of bonds, domestic stocks, and international stocks.
Avoid costly mistakes when collecting Social Security. During this webinar, Dan Goldstein, CFP®, MBA provides insight into the history of Social Security, Social Security eligibility, how Social Security works, and how to make the most of your Social Security payments. Dan answers questions from the audience on spousal and survivor benefits, tax on Social Security, […]
Understanding how Social Security benefits work and implementing some strategies can really help you get the most out of your Social Security in retirement. Allison Alley, CFP®, AIF®, Pure financial advisor covers 5 ways to maximize your benefits: 1. Understand how your Social Security benefit is calculated. 2. Impact of starting your Social Security income […]
Should you claim Social Security early, at age 62? Or perhaps you should take Social Security at your full retirement age? Or should you wait to collect Social Security benefits at age 70? Understanding your Social Security break-even age can be a useful factor when determining when to start collecting your Social Security benefits. David […]
Newly updated for 2022: Whether you are retiring in a few months or a few years, Social Security is one of the most important decisions of your retirement. This Social Security Handbook walks you through what you will need to know for 2022 and beyond. This guide will explain… History of Social Security Recent Changes […]
If you listen to Your Money, Your Wealth®, you know Joe and Big Al are all about having a plan for retirement. Using examples from past YMYW episodes, they cover five questions you need to answer before you retire – so you can stay retired.
Required minimum distributions: how do they work, when do you have to take them, and do Roth IRAs have RMDs too? Plus, were the fellas being misleading when they talked about claiming Social Security early vs. late if you save and invest the benefits? Listen for their rebuttal. When you change 401(k) custodians, is it a transfer, or a whole new plan? Can you convert your entire 401(k) to Roth, and should you? Finally, If you’re worried about high tax brackets in retirement, should all your contributions now go to Roth?
Want to learn the little-known secrets to help you prepare for retirement? This Retirement Readiness Guide includes 7 important and simple plays to help you get retirement ready despite the uncertainties that we may face. Planning for your retirement is something that takes time, so start today for a bright future tomorrow. In this guide […]
When is it appropriate to buy an annuity? Joe and Big Al run a retirement annuity spitball analysis. Plus, when might it make sense to take Social Security early, and what are the rules for collecting survivor Social Security benefits? Finally, how does net investment income tax (NIIT or the Medicare surtax) on long term capital gains impact a house sale? Is it possible to do a 1031 exchange from rental real estate in Utah for investment property in California?
Spitballing retirement for a police officer turning teacher, a self-employed small business owner, an early retiree with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) wanting to do Roth conversions and withdraw 5 or 6% in retirement, and a pension and Social Security analysis. Plus, how many months of expenses should you save in your emergency fund? Also, you may know where Ric Edelman and Dave Ramsey stand on 15 vs. 30-year mortgages and using cash vs. credit, but what does YMYW think? Kyle Stacey, CFP® fills in with Big Al Clopine while Joe Anderson is on vacation.
There is one decision you can make that can be the difference in tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars for you in retirement. Do you know what it is? How and when you claim your Social Security benefits is a critical choice that many people are not even aware that they have […]
When deciding whether to claim Social Security early, how do taxes figure into the analysis? If Social Security creates too much provisional income so that you have to pay tax on your Social Security benefits, does it make sense to claim Social Security early? If you apply for Social Security at age 70 and learn you could’ve taken spousal benefits for four years, are you owed that money? Plus, a listener takes issue with YMYW’s dollar-cost averaging discussion. But first, how long did the recovery from the 1929 stock market crash really take, and do higher yield investments early in retirement offset sequence of returns risk?
Should you use money intended for Roth contributions to pay the tax on Roth conversions instead? Does the IRS really penalize ineligible Roth contributions? How will a mega backdoor Roth contribution be taxed, and will the step transaction doctrine apply? Are family Social Security benefits affected if the spouse works? Plus, $1800 a month for life, or $2600 a month for 10 years? Joe and Big Al spitball retirement pension options and they take your comments.
Covered calls, preferred stocks, interest on series I bonds, required minimum distributions (RMD) from your retirement accounts and when they must begin, using retirement savings at age 72 to buy a home, calculating the highest possible Social Security benefit, and how it may be taxed. Plus, listener comments about YMYW and Andi’s record collection!
Joe and Big Al help you figure out how to get the biggest Social Security payment possible, whether you’re married, divorced, or entitled to survivor benefits. Can you still file and suspend? What’s a restricted application? What the heck does “deemed” mean? Plus, learn about the little-known family Social Security benefits. The first YMYW podcast of 2022 is a compilation of answers to all of your most recent spousal Social Security questions.