“The sooner we can understand the link between our money and how we spend our lives, the better.” Tanja Hester (called the Matriarch of the women’s FIRE movement by the New York Times) returns to YMYW to discuss the value of our time, how it’s...
How do you figure out the break-even point on a Roth IRA conversion? Joe and Big Al discuss whether to convert, how much to convert, and when. Plus, the step-up in basis on a primary residence, self-employed small business retirement plan options, the difference between...
Will a Roth IRA conversion impact your Social Security benefit, or will your Social Security have an impact on how much you can convert to Roth? Plus, today we’re talking Social Security spousal and survivor benefits, Roth IRA conversions, earned income, ordinary income, modified adjusted...
Cameron Huddleston discusses her book, Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk: How to Have Essential Conversations With Your Parents About Their Finances. But first, we talk glide path: should you invest more aggressively through retirement? Which assets should you spend before you take Social Security? What should your portfolio withdrawal strategy be if you don’t […]
We tackle Indexed Universal Life Insurance one more time. And you may have heard that millionaires “buy term and invest the rest” to pay estate taxes, but is it a good idea? When you have appreciated company stock, how much should you NUA and when, and how do you deal with the taxes? Plus, can […]
Is your advisor’s financial plan for you too cookie-cutter, set it and forget it? Should you stay or should you go? Joe and Big Al weigh in on whether a couple of listeners who are dissatisfied with their financial advisors should ditch the advisors or keep them. Plus, how should you choose investments in your […]
Is indexed universal life insurance good for estate planning, investing or as a tax shelter for high-income earners? Should you pay debt or save if you only have $100K saved for retirement at age 66? Should extra money be invested in your 457 or brokerage account? ETFs or mutual funds? And with the new tax […]
You’ve sold your primary residence or your rental property. How should you invest real estate proceeds for retirement? When do Joe and Big Al say you shouldn’t do a Roth conversion? What’s the math on federal vs state taxes when doing a Roth conversion if you move to a no income tax state? And how […]
Your Roth IRA questions answered: when should you do a Roth conversion? Should you wait until you’re in retirement to convert? What kind of income is it? How do you convert slowly so the tax bite doesn’t hurt so much? How long do you have to work before you can contribute to a Roth IRA? […]
Choose FI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence authors Chris Mamula (CanIRetireYet.com), Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa (Choose FI) share principles to change your life and your idea of retirement. Plus, answers to your FIRE (financial independence / retire early) questions on bridging the gap between early retirement and tapping retirement accounts, balancing ACA subsidy eligibility […]
This week’s questions all revolve around what to do with your money – and everyone’s circumstances are different. What to do with a 401(k) after you retire and don’t really need the money just yet? What to do with cash in savings? Is the Papa Bear portfolio a good one? How best to save for […]
An entire episode dedicated to money questions that run the gamut: from Roth conversions and the Mega Backdoor Roth strategy to IULs to insure future income, reverse mortgages in recession, divorce and retirement accounts, and much more. Listen to the podcast on YouTube: Subscribe to the YMYW podcast Subscribe to the YMYW podcast newsletter FOLLOW […]
Back to investing basics with Matt Balderston, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors: what makes for a wise investing philosophy while on the market volatility roller coaster? Plus, answers to your money questions: How do you find a financial fiduciary? How do you avoid people with bad financial intentions? What is a good investment policy statement? […]
What’s a safe withdrawal rate from your investment portfolio when that money has to last 50 or 60 years because you’re part of the FIRE (financial independence/retire early) movement? Karsten Jeske, Ph.D., CFA, aka “Big Ern” from EarlyRetirementNow.com shares his experiences. Plus, will listener Paul reach $5M by retirement? Can monthly payments from an IRA […]