If you’re in the 22% tax bracket, does 22% of what you make go to the IRS? How does capital gains tax work with ordinary income tax? Joe & Big Al explain how tax brackets work and they answer your Roth contribution and Roth conversion...
Tax-loss harvesting, Roth conversions and more: Joe and Big Al explain how bear markets are the time to utilize these investing strategies in your retirement portfolio. And the fellas go over those Roth IRA 5-year withdrawal rules – again. They also cover some Roth withdrawal...
How much of your money should you keep in cash? Should you buy VBK, the Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF? Plus, asset allocation and asset location, the pros and cons of the Roth 401(k), Medicare, spousal and survivor Social Security benefits, tax-saving charitable giving, small business...
When to do a Roth IRA conversion, the pro-rata and aggregation rules, spousal conversions, Roth contributions and more. Subscribe to the YMYW podcast Subscribe to the YMYW podcast newsletter FOLLOW US: YouTube | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn Free Financial Assessment Show Notes (00:23) Can I Do a Spouse to Spouse Roth Conversion? (02:11) Should I Go […]
With volatility, should you time the market and change the asset allocation of your investment portfolio, your pension, or your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)? Plus, asset location: should equities be in a brokerage account, Roth IRA or traditional IRA? And diversification vs. concentration, calculating how much you’ll have in retirement, how to get there from […]
How do you run the numbers to find a good, profitable rental property? Should you pay off the mortgage, buy more real estate, or save for retirement? Should you buy a home with all cash? Can a property be considered a rental for tax purposes? Should you refinance your home to pay student loans? What […]
As Tax Day approaches, you’ve got taxes on your mind. So when do you have to pay the tax on your Roth IRA conversion? Is converting beyond your current tax bracket ever recommended? Plus, answers to more of your SECURE Act retirement questions on IRA contributions and inherited IRAs and other assets, and Roth conversion […]
Joe and Big Al discuss how to choose international funds in a diversified portfolio, a momentum investing strategy called The 12% Solution, and safe retirement investments like CDs and bonds. Plus the fellas touch on real estate investing with 1031 exchanges and qualified opportunity zones, and they answer your questions on the SECURE Act, IRA […]
The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX) comes very highly recommended by JL Collins in his book, The Simple Path to Wealth. So why not put all your money into it? Plus, Joe & Big Al answer your questions on the 4% rule for retirement withdrawals, what to do before and after age 59 […]
Joe and Big Al tackle your SECURE Act retirement planning questions: how minors can distribute inherited IRAs, whether a trust should be your IRA beneficiary, and what effect the new law has on required minimum distributions, or RMDs, and qualified charitable distributions, or QCDs. Plus, the fellas get schooled by YMYW listeners on their Thrift […]
Joe & Big Al explain, once and for all, the 5-year clocks for Roth conversions and Roth contributions, and pro-rata rules. We’ll also find out what they think about holding cash until the inevitable economic downturn, lump-sum investing versus dollar-cost averaging, and the Total World Stock Index Fund. Subscribe to the YMYW podcast Subscribe to […]
The thrift savings plan (TSP) explained, and the rules around Roth conversions from TSPs. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer your questions about, what else, Roth conversions and Roth contributions: age limits on making conversions, backdoor Roth conversions, Roth contribution phase-outs and recharacterizations, and the pro-rata rules. Plus, Joe explains, again, his distaste for fixed […]
Merry Christmas! Just in time for the holidays, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, or SECURE Act, has been made law, effective January 1, 2020. Joe and Big Al explain what it means for your stretch IRAs, required minimum distributions, retirement savings and more. Plus the fellas answer your questions on self-employed […]