Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

As CEO and President, Joe Anderson has created a unique, ambitious business model utilizing advanced service, training, sales, and marketing strategies to grow Pure Financial Advisors into the trustworthy, client-focused company it is today. Pure Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was ranked 15 out of 100 top ETF Power Users by RIA channel (2023), was [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the Executive Chairman of Pure Financial Advisors, LLC (Pure). He has been an executive leader of the Company for over a decade, including CFO, CEO, and Chairman. Alan joined the firm in 2008, about one year after it was established. In his tenure at Pure, the firm has grown from approximately $50 [...]

CPA “Big Al” Clopine shows you how to find your tax bracket by looking at line 43 on your tax return.


“Let’s take a look at the tax return itself. If you go to line 43 on the tax return, this will show you what your taxable income is, and in this example it’s a little over $100,000 for a married couple. So I look at last year’s 1040 page 2 line 43–$100,000. Now, we’re going to go back to this tax table and figure out what bracket you’re really in. When you look at the bracket, sure enough that $100,000 for a married couple is going to be between that $74,901and $151,200 so you’re in the 25% bracket. So it means that if you’re going to get a bonus of $10,000 you’re going to pay taxes on 25% of that. Or, if you come up with an extra deduction, then you’ll save 25% of that deduction (like a charitable deduction). Of course don’t forget state taxes as well”