Should you borrow money to pay the tax on a Roth IRA conversion? Should you do a Roth conversion or capture non-qualified long term capital gains? How will Social Security benefits affect taxes after a backdoor Roth IRA conversion? Should a highly compensated employee use...
Joe and Big Al have been making retirement planning, investing, and tax reduction fun for years on the YMYW podcast. We’re celebrating 300 episodes with just the funny stuff: great email intros, some of our funniest Derails, a couple never-before-heard outtakes, hilarious moments from our...
When does the real estate depreciation 121 exclusion happen and how do you account for rental property equity, or cap rates, to calculate retirement income? Plus, estate planning beneficiaries and charitable donations, stock market investing in an LLC, understanding the national debt, the differences between...
Does it matter if you put retirement savings in the older spouse’s accounts first? Does Marion have a good VTSAX to VTWAX tax-loss harvesting and portfolio rebalancing strategy? Plus, Joe and Big Al help you make sense of fees – both from your financial advisor and on exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. Big Al will provide […]
What is the MEGA backdoor Roth IRA conversion and should you do one? How do you create retirement income for the gap between retiring at 66 and taking Social Security at 70 and RMDs at 72? Joe and Big Al also answer a question on the taxation of an overseas inheritance, and they discuss your […]
Should you wait until retirement to do a backdoor Roth IRA conversion? Plus, the pro-rata rule, self-employed modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) vs. AGI, and how capital gains work with Roth conversions. Also, strategizing for if and when the estate planning step up in basis tax laws change, whether a high yield savings account is […]
Retirement portfolio rebalancing when the market goes down, accumulation, de-accumulation, dollar cost averaging, and IRR, ROR, and CAGR (not “kegger”) as ways of calculating rates of return on investments. Plus step-up in basis, required minimum distributions (RMDs), capital accumulation life insurance plans, tax planning for new homebuyers, spousal Social Security benefits, and of course, backdoor […]
Are you screwing up your Backdoor Roth IRA conversion? Find out. Plus, tax on mega-Backdoor Roth conversions, Medicaid spend-down rules and your Roth IRA, and Joe and Big Al take a burning confession about Roth conversions and IRS form 8606. Also, more on Vanguard’s VTSAX and dividend yield, and various options for investing for minor […]
Answering questions across the financial and retirement spectrum, with topics like when your traditional IRA is growing faster than you can convert to Roth, consolidating retirement savings, annuities, the SECURE Act and inherited IRAs, undoing SEP-IRA contributions, Roth conversions after age 72, offsetting conversion gains against tax-harvested losses, tax diversification beyond conversions, and what to […]
How do you report a backdoor Roth IRA conversion over two tax years, and is there a point at which the backdoor Roth just doesn’t make sense? Plus, more strategizing for your Coronavirus related distribution, stimulus (and possible future stimulus) tax planning, and your self-employed, small business retirement plans. Subscribe to the YMYW podcast Subscribe […]
Tax planning for Roth conversions with itemized deductions, dividends, and long term capital gains, the difference between a Roth conversion and investing a 401(k) distribution in your Roth, separating pre-tax and post-tax money for a rollover – and gong baths. Plus, is a 3 year fixed annuity a safe place to earn more than 20 […]