Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

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 15 out of 100 top ETF Power Users by RIA channel (2023), was [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the Executive Chairman of Pure Financial Advisors, LLC (Pure). He has been an executive leader of the Company for over a decade, including CFO, CEO, and Chairman. Alan joined the firm in 2008, about one year after it was established. In his tenure at Pure, the firm has grown from approximately $50 [...]

Published On
August 13, 2016

Presidents can bully the Federal Reserve, but they can’t set central bank policy. Joe Anderson, CFP® and Alan Clopine, CPA explain how the Fed impacts overall markets in YMYW podcast 55. They also discuss a recent article covering three reasons why you should ignore Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s economic promises.

00:00 – Intro

03:06 – “The president doesn’t control the Federal Reserve system. The way the Fed was set up was quasi-independent and answers to Congress on monetary policy.”

07:56 – “Stocks are priced based upon future predictions of what we all think the future’s going to be.”

12:41 – “The moment you turn 50, you can put more into your retirement plans, and then that can give you a better tax benefit via deduction because you can shelter more money via tax or have more money grow tax-free depending on what planning you’re doing.”

15:36 – “Any time you pull money out of a 401(k) or IRA, you have to pay income taxes – federal and state.”

19:32 – “You actually have more control over how much you pay in taxes in retirement, more so than any other time in your life.”

22:43 – “There are always crises, whatever they might be, but we get through them.”

25:38 – “If there’s a lot of inflation and everything has gone up in price, gold will probably go up in price too.”

29:58 – “We are a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor; there are no commissions generated to our firm, we act as a fiduciary 100% of the time.”

32:55 – “If you don’t sign up for Medicare in a timely manner, then when you do sign up you have to pay more for Medicare for the rest of your life.”

37:03 – “The more income that you make, the higher the premium you will have to pay.”


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CFP® – The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification is by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. To attain the right to use the CFP® designation, an individual must satisfactorily fulfill education, experience and ethics requirements as well as pass a comprehensive exam. Thirty hours of continuing education is required every two years to maintain the designation.

AIF® – Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies fi360. To receive the AIF Designation, an individual must meet prerequisite criteria, complete a training program, and pass a comprehensive examination. Six hours of continuing education is required annually to maintain the designation.

CPA – Certified Public Accountant is a license set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and administered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Eligibility to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam is determined by individual State Boards of Accountancy. Typically, the requirement is a U.S. bachelor’s degree which includes a minimum number of qualifying credit hours in accounting and business administration with an additional one-year study. All CPA candidates must pass the Uniform CPA Examination to qualify for a CPA certificate and license (i.e., permit to practice) to practice public accounting. CPAs are required to take continuing education courses to renew their license, and most states require CPAs to complete an ethics course during every renewal period.