Are you on track for retirement, or going off the rails? Chances are you have put some money away for retirement and some thoughts of what you’ll do once you say goodbye to your day job. But do you know if you are really ready to retire? How much is truly enough? Joe Anderson, CFP®...
You’ve spent your entire life saving for the future. Don’t pay to let the courts decide what happens to your money when you’re gone! Learn from Joe Anderson, CFP® and special guest Allison Alley, CFP® how to avoid common will and trust mistakes that can lead to an expensive and overly complicated estate plan. Estate...
Your outdated, tired, set-it-and-forget-it financial plan needs a money makeover! Assumptions you make about your finances can make or break your retirement lifestyle – will it be bad or beautiful? Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA show you how setting goals, revamping your portfolio, and doing a tax turnaround can give your retirement...
There are aspects of your retirement planning that you can’t control, but are you controlling the controllable – like your taxes in retirement? The White House estimates that our collective individual income tax will add up to $2.3 trillion this year! How much of that will you be paying? Learn from Joe Anderson, CFP®, and […]
If you give a gift, the IRS will forgive a tax! Put away your checkbook – Joe Anderson, CFP® and special guest Allison Alley, CFP® show you six secrets to getting bigger tax savings from your donations to charity, including organizations like 501(c)(3) non-profits, churches, and schools. Tax-Smart Charitable Giving: Financial Goals Charitable Giving Strategies […]
Do you know, right now, if you’ll run out of money in retirement? There’s a quick and easy way to find out! Using their free retirement calculator, Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA look at the income, savings, and expenses for a couple of YMYW viewers, calculate their retirement readiness, and spitball financial […]
Stocks and bonds, 401(k)s and IRAs – how investment savvy are you? Less than half of Americans have a solid understanding of basic investing terms and concepts. It can be difficult to grow your wealth if you don’t know what tools and strategies are available, much less know how to use them to develop a […]
If you are like the majority of Americans, your financial health barely has a pulse, and the condition is worsening rather than getting better. With the money you have saved right now, at what age would you be able to retire? 65? 70? NEVER?! The doctors are in the house: Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine […]
Do you need to pull over and ask for directions on the road to retirement? Mile Markers along the highway let you know how much you’ve traveled and how much more you’ve got to go. When it comes to retirement, those Mile Markers can let you know if you are on track to retire comfortably… […]
When you are investing, do you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster, careening from feelings of euphoria to depression? Most people admit they know they shouldn’t let their emotions drive their investment decisions, but when we see the highs and lows of the market, it can be difficult not to let our emotions […]
When you hear the word recession, what comes to mind: run for the hills, or golden opportunity? From bear markets to rising inflation, the conditions that create a recession can impact your investments and your ability to retire. If you make the wrong financial moves during a recession it can take decades for your portfolio […]
Are you navigating your financial future solo? When you’re single, life’s twists and turns can be more devastating than if you are building your wealth with a partner. Taking the helm solo requires special tools and strategies to help ensure you’ll reach your financial goals. Joe Anderson, CFP®, and Big Al Clopine, CPA, help to […]
When you shift from saving for retirement to spending in retirement, your financial strategies need to change… but your plan for retirement withdrawals could be full of trap doors! Do you what to look out for? Trapdoors can be hard to spot – you’re moving through life thinking you have got it handled, and then […]
Taxes are often overlooked in a financial plan, delivering a sucker punch that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Are you wrestling with your taxes and getting body slammed – do you even know if you are? Ignore tax strategies and you are losing money that could compound over a number of years […]