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 28, 2017

How do you get motivated to save for retirement? Joe and Al share smart saving tips for retirement then shed light on why you shouldn’t depend solely on your pension for future income. They close the hour with seven reasons why you should say yes to a Roth IRA.

2:06 “I want to go over in this segment a few ways to motivate yourself to save more for retirement, and I think this is something that’s true for all of us – whether you’ve saved little, none, or a whole lot.”

4:48 “No matter where you’re at – whether you’re in your thirties or in your sixties, you want to be saving as much as you can because retirement is going to happen.”

7:46 “If I save $10,000 after tax (let’s say I have a Roth component in my 401(k) plan), I forgo the $2500 savings today and then it grows to $100,000 and then [when] I pull out the $100,000 I don’t pay any tax at all. Let’s assume we’re in that same 25% tax bracket – that’s a $25,000 savings. So I forgo the $2500 to save $25,000 down the road, versus a $2500 tax deduction today and then down the road paying $25,000 in tax.”

9:25 “If you have the discipline to save that tax savings and you’re in a higher tax bracket, by all means, go for the pre-tax and get that deduction… take that $2500 and save it – put it in a Roth IRA as a contribution; that would be the best [case scenario]…people forget about this because they just spend it.”

16:17 “A lot of companies, as ours, we do have a 401(k) and a match, but it’s not the same amount as a pension plan.”

17:05 “If you do have a pension, private or public – that doesn’t necessarily mean you should just coast.”

19:28 “The most obvious benefit of a Roth IRA is it can provide you with tax-free income in retirement.”

22:56 “A couple of things when it comes to RMDs (required minimum distributions) – you don’t necessarily have to sell the investment. You’re taxed on it, but you don’t need to sell it if it’s in an IRA. You can transfer shares out and put it into a brokerage account.”

27:36 “If you don’t have a Roth, we would encourage you to at least open one up because then that starts your five-year clock.”

28:06 “A Roth IRA can be a great compliment to other retirement accounts. A lot of people don’t realize the power of this.”

32:22 “Roth IRAs are great for estate planning as well because your kids get them tax-free as well.”