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Joe and Big Al are back with a SECURE Act 2.0 recap and a proposed backdoor 529 plan strategy from the new law. Plus, is there a scenario where it makes sense to not max retirement accounts, to avoid being retirement rich and cash poor? Also, the fellas’ thoughts on a break-even point for Social Security, required minimum distributions (RMD) from inherited IRAs, and of course, Roth IRA strategies: as in, the 5-year rules for Roth withdrawals, preserving Roth money and avoiding early withdrawal penalties, and Roth conversions to offset brokerage account losses.
When you read the headlines each day do you feel like you are less and less in control of your finances and what will happen to your money in the long term? You are not alone. The fear of the unknown can lead to stress and anxiety. In a recent survey, more people reported fearing […]
We’re hearing more about fixed indexed annuities with these volatile financial markets. Is it time to reconsider? Plus, clarification on required minimum distributions being waived for non-spouse IRA beneficiaries in 2021 and 2022, taxation on trusts, and suggestions for a 40-year-old considering an early mini-retirement. Also, can a 62-year-old immediately withdraw Roth conversion money? Finally, a strategy to claim Social Security early while working and invest the difference in a Roth, and Joe and Big Al attempt to explain family Social Security benefits without phoning it in.
What will you actually need to spend in retirement? Joe and Big Al explain how to really think about and calculate your retirement expenses. Plus, if you want to reduce your tax-deferred account balances, does it make more sense to do Roth conversions or reinvest? What about doing Roth conversions to a higher tax bracket than the one you’ll be in during retirement? Also, the fellas explain the alternative minimum tax, how Social Security spousal benefits work, and when in the year you turn 72 you must take required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts. And finally, what should someone with no credit history, who hasn’t paid taxes, do with a sudden $100,000 windfall?
Growing your wealth and crafting the lifestyle you want in retirement begins with some basic assumptions. Are you basing your entire financial plan on facts or fiction? Many people don’t even know where to start, much less what is true or false. In many cases, the misconceptions are largely considered facts! In this episode, Joe […]
Are you behind on your retirement savings? What do you need to do to catch up? If you retire in just a few years, will your money last until age 90? Based on the 5-year Roth withdrawal rules, do you need to open a new Roth IRA for each Roth conversion? Plus, Joe and Big Al spitball a health insurance, capital gains, and real estate strategy to save more money and have more wealth in retirement. Finally, they revisit the SECURE Act rules for withdrawing money from an inherited IRA, and Social Security income limits.
Joe and Big Al explain when and how to claim Social Security survivor benefits, and how earning income impacts your benefit if you collect Social Security before full retirement age. Plus, how much should you withdraw in retirement from tax-free, taxable, and tax-deferred accounts? Also, RMDs, deciding whether to keep a life insurance policy, and of course, Roth conversion strategies – is the backdoor Roth better for long-term portfolio growth?
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 […]