Should Brian in Binghamton, New York pay off his mortgage for a guaranteed 6% return? How bad did Steve in Pittsburgh screw up his retirement, and can he afford to buy a new house away from his neighbors? Can Susan and her husband in Cape Canaveral, Florida retire in a year and a half, and should they pay off their mortgage? And how can Edith and Archie in Kansas maximize Roth conversions and factor paying off the mortgage into their retirement spending strategy? Plus, Steve and Marcia in Indiana and Florida wonder about their retirement spending, and whether they should collect Social Security now or wait until age 70. Should Sunny D in Arizona keep potential withdrawals in cash or sell investments as needed to satisfy required minimum distributions (RMDs)? We kick things off with Shelly’s voicemail about investing the proceeds from the sale of a business.
Are you cruising into retirement, or are you on a sinking ship? By plotting a good course and using proper tools and strategies, you can cruise into retirement. Unfortunately, many people need a life vest: they’re ill-prepared and without a compass. It’s all about being proactive. Let Joe Anderson, CFP®, and Big Al Clopine, CPA […]
Coach Dobber and his wife in Edina, Minnesota have a low mortgage interest rate and a decent amount of home equity. Should they put that equity to work and take the risk on buying a higher value home at a reduced price, even if it means a much higher interest rate, and higher monthly payments too? Plus, Joe and Big Al spitball for Adam, in the birthplace of aviation, on the taxation of passive rental income, and capital gains from his portfolio and the sale of his business, prior to his early retirement. They also spitball for Charles in Idaho, on taxes on the sale of his mother-in-law’s house. Should Dan’s wife and business co-owner retire from the business and take Social Security Disability? And will Social Security be reduced for everyone? Steve in Vegas has a cautionary tale to tell.
Harsh realities of life can very quickly change your retirement plans and your entire financial future. In this episode, spitball on dealing with these realities. What financial strategies can they suggest for William and his 33-year-old wife, who has metastatic breast cancer? Debbie and Emily each experienced the unexpected sudden passing of their partners. Is it possible to minimize the capital gains tax on Debbie’s son’s inheritance, and can Emily retire in a year? Josie has lousy longevity in her family and wants to plan for the worst-case scenario of dying before her husband. Alfred is 81 and concerned that he’s going to run out of money before he runs out of time, and Richard has a sobering story that changed his thoughts about when to collect Social Security. Finally, Irene is subject to the Government Pension Offset (GPO) – can she withdraw the money she paid into Social Security?
Explore strategies for maximizing your Social Security payments based on your situation, whether you’re married, have children, or are eligible for survivor benefits. Pure’s Financial Planner, Maxwell Hacker, CFP®, reviews potential benefits providing insights into retirement planning and preparing for unforeseen circumstances. He’ll cover: Benefits for Your Spouse Benefits for Your Children Survivor Benefits FREE […]
Are you considering working during retirement and uncertain about its impact on your Social Security benefits? Pure’s Financial Planner, Ryan Miiller, CFP® , AIF®, explains the details of benefit calculations both before and after reaching full retirement age. Gain a better understanding of how your decisions today can shape your financial future. FREE GUIDE | […]
Planning for retirement is a crucial part of securing your financial future. Deciding the ideal age to start receiving Social Security can affect the monthly benefit you will receive for the rest of your life and may affect protection for your survivors. Pure’s Financial Planner, Rachel Füss, CFP®, AIF®, will guide you through strategies to […]
Updated for 2023: 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 2023 and beyond. This guide will explain… History of Social Security Recent Changes How […]
YMYW listener Alan feels that there are two unspoken assumptions that many different podcasters make when it comes to claiming Social Security benefits. Today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 437, Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA spitball on those assumptions, along with safe retirement withdrawal rates before and after Social Security and pension for Rick and Jen, and a thrift savings plan (TSP) and Social Security retirement strategy for Theresa. Plus, Mark and his wife are semi-retired at 51 and 44. Are they going to run out of money? Where should Mary be saving for retirement, and how should she handle large Roth conversions before required minimum distributions (RMDs) kick in?
Updated for 2023 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. […]
Can you convert your health savings account (HSA) to Roth, and do the five-year Roth withdrawal clocks apply? What should you do with money you’d been putting to your student loan debt if you’re part of the student loan forgiveness program? What’s the best way to invest your RMDs, or required minimum distributions? How does IRMAA, the income-related monthly adjustment amount for Medicare, apply to zero-coupon municipal bonds? And finally, strategies for collecting survivor Social Security benefits.
If you knew exactly when you were going to die, so many financial decisions would be simple. But generally, we don’t, so today Joe and Big Al spitball on death, taxes, and trust issues – of the estate planning variety. Fair warning, it’s “the dark show” today on YMYW, as the fellas discuss cancer trust funds, making your trust the beneficiary on your retirement accounts, when and how to take Social Security benefits and pension options, and a few different Roth conversion strategies taking into account the 5-year rules for withdrawals, and potentially donating required minimum distributions to charity rather than doing conversions.
How do you protect your nest egg when you’re really risk-averse and want safe, low-risk investments – should you invest in annuities, CDs? When choosing a money market fund, should you just invest in the one with the highest post-tax return? How do you go about replenishing cash, or rebalancing your portfolio, when the stock market is up? Plus, the widow’s penalty in relation to Roth conversions, and switching from survivor Social Security benefits to your own. Also – withdrawing from your portfolio before RMD age? One listener says nobody should ever need to do it!
If you have some savings but can’t contribute any more, will you ever be able to retire? Joe and Big Al have three simple strategies to help you get there. Plus, how long does it take to get off of Medicare’s monthly income adjustment amount (IRMAA) after your income decreases at retirement, and how do you take unknown future IRMAA income limits into account when setting up your financial plan? Can you “re-do” Social Security and stop taking benefits after claiming Social Security early? Do spousal benefits change after one spouse files for Social Security? And finally, the fellas address a few corrections they’ve received recently regarding Medicare and safe harbor 401(k) plans. What exactly is “top-heavy” anyway?
Is your retirement plan turbocharged? Do you know how to make the most of the money that you’ve worked so hard to save? Joe Anderson, CFP®, and Big Al Clopine, CPA are here to tell you how to turbocharge your wealth. Whether you are in the slow lane with your savings benchmarks or stalled out […]