Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

As President of Pure Financial Advisors, Joe Anderson has led the company to achieve over $2 billion in assets under management and has grown their client base to over 2,160 in just ten years of the firm opening. When Joe began working with Pure Financial in 2008, they had almost no clients, negative revenue and no [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the CEO & CFO of Pure Financial Advisors. He currently leads Pure Financial Advisors along with Michael Fenison and Joe Anderson. Alan joined the firm about one year after it was established. At that time the company had less than 100 clients and approximately $50 million of assets under management. As of [...]

Published On
January 21, 2017

Asking yourself these important questions before retiring helps rule out any unwanted surprises. Joe and Al dig into the email bag to answer your questions.

2:48 “When you use debt properly, it can actually be pretty effective.”

9:32 “Here are 18 questions to ask yourself before you retire…let’s start with the first one: what does being retired mean to you?”

13:02 “Absolutely make sure you communicate what your retirement vision looks like to your spouse.”

16:58 “What would you like to add to your life and eliminate from your life?”

20:19 “How do you feel about downsizing? A lot of our equity and net worth is pent up in our home.”

25:06 “Should I recharacterize my Traditional IRA contributions to a Roth IRA?”

26:12 “Virtually anyone that’s working and has earned income can do a regular IRA contribution as long as you’re under 70 ½, however here are a couple stipulations…”

27:31 “If you’re single and your income is in between $118,000 and $133,000 you can do a partial Roth contribution.”

28:48 “You can do a Roth conversion regardless of your income level and age, and you don’t have to be working.”

30:33 “Recharacterization means you’re undoing your contribution that you made.”

31:36 “Control is everything when it comes to your money in retirement, because in retirement you actually do have more control over how much you pay in taxes [according to] which accounts you take money out of, and each account may be taxed differently.”