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Joe Anderson
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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 153 out of 715 RIA’s nationwide by total assets under management by [...]

Alan Clopine
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Alan Clopine is the CFO & Chairman of the Board of Pure Financial Advisors. He has been an executive leader of the Company for over a decade. As CFO he is responsible for the financial operations of the company as well as investor relations. Alan joined the firm in 2008, about one year after it [...]

This episode of “Your Money, Your Wealth” covers common IRA mistakes that could potentially take half of your retirement account.  Mistakes like forgetting about taxes, not knowing when or how to calculate required minimum distributions and having an outdated or incorrect beneficiary form could cause serious financial and personal burdens that are difficult to recover from.  CFP® Joe Anderson and CPA Al Clopine show you how to avoid these IRA mishaps so you can have a successful, stress-free retirement.


1:33 “[The IRS] is waiting for three things to happen: they’re waiting for you to make a mistake…they’re waiting for you to reach a certain age (70 ½)…and they are also waiting for you to die”

5:41 “If you have an IRA you have to start pulling money out of it whether you want to or not at age 70 ½”

11:12 “Did you know that the typical household needs to save 15% of their annual income to have enough money to retire on?” (Source: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

13:51 “If you do not take [the required minimum distribution] at age 70 ½, there’s a 50% penalty”

14:57 “You want to look at your balance in your IRA at year end, and then you divide it by your life expectancy factor, which is from an IRS table, and that factor at 70 ½ is 27 so you take your balance divided by 27, and another way to say that is to take your balance and multiply it by about 3.6”

15:27 “As you age, you need to take more and more out of your IRA and therefore you have more and more that’s taxable”

15:37 “If I’m married to someone that’s ten years younger, then your required distribution goes on a different table, so it gets a little complex once you start taking the distributions out”

16:02 “Each year that you age, that required distribution increases, increases, increases until you die”

16:42 “Maybe you’re divorced, but you didn’t change it to the kids, so you want to make sure that you have the right beneficiary”

22:41 “When you are 70 ½ you have to take that required distribution but the IRS says you can actually push that off until April 1st of the following year.  But if you do that, now you have to take two required distributions in that year”

25:34 “As interest rates go up, bond prices fall”