Certified Public Accountant
Accredited Investment Fiduciary
Alan Clopine is the CEO & CFO of Pure Financial Advisors. He currently leads Pure Financial Advisors along with Michael Fenison and Joe Anderson. Alan joined the firm about one year after it was established. At that time the company had less than 100 clients and approximately $50 million of assets under management. As of September 2020, Pure Financial had over 2,300 clients and managed over $2.7 billion in assets.
Prior to joining Pure Financial Advisors, Alan was the founding and senior partner at Clopine & Associates, LLP; a CPA firm established in 1987 and located in San Diego. In addition to providing traditional tax and accounting services for successful individuals and businesses, the firm specialized in real estate, technology, and small business tax planning. The firm was consistently ranked in the top 50 CPA firms in the San Diego Business Journal, “Book of Lists.”
Alan has provided tax planning services for individuals, corporations, and trusts for over 30 years while running multiple companies. Another of his functions at Pure is directing the tax planning department to recommend and implement integrated tax planning strategies to reduce current and future income taxes. Alan is the co-host of Your Money, Your Wealth®, a financial talk radio show, heard weekly in San Diego on KFMB as well as on podcasts. The show launched its television debut in 2014 and is currently aired weekly on CBS in San Diego.
Alan received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego and received his CPA certification in 1984. He currently volunteers as president of Vida Joven, a non-profit organization that supports an orphanage in Tijuana as well as various activities at St. Peters Episcopal Church. Prior volunteer activities have included over ten years of coaching youth sports in baseball and soccer. Alan enjoys hiking, running 5k races, travel, golf, playing guitar, and hanging with his family. Alan is married to Anne and has two sons named Robbie & Ryan.
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Joe and Big Al answer questions from across the personal finance spectrum: late RMDs on inherited IRAs, contributing to non-qualified deferred compensation plans, making Roth contributions for grandkids, how a Roth impacts student loans, taxation on ESPPs and RSUs (and what those are), paying off the mortgage – again – and a retirement plan spitball […]
Backdoor Roth IRA withdrawal rules and the mechanics of the mega backdoor (dump truck!) Roth. Can you still contribute to a Roth after a rollover? How do you calculate Roth conversion taxes due to the pro-rata rule? Also, how to calculate your retirement number for a long retirement or by age; a radical portfolio rebalance; […]
Has your financial outlook changed over the past few months? The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of you rethinking your financial plan for retirement. Financial professionals Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine want to give you the tools and strategies not just to survive but to thrive when life takes unexpected turns. Pure Financial’s Managing Director […]