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
April 16, 2016

The best time to start planning for next year’s tax season is at the end of this year’s tax season. In episode 21 of the YMYW podcast, Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA tell you how to avoid tax surprises and reduce your taxes in retirement. Original publish date April 16, 2016 (hour 1). Note that content may be outdated as rules and regulations have changed.

00:00 – Intro

03:22 “The reason we talk taxes right at the end of tax season is because this is when you’re thinking about it and the best time to make a change is right now for 2016 because most strategies that are available to you take time to implement”

05:33 “The truth is, you have more control over how much you pay in taxes in retirement than any other time in your life”

07:29 “You could be generating hundreds of thousands of dollars of income and pay very little tax on your Social Security depending on how that income is classified”

12:19 “We’ve seen people who have money outside of retirement accounts that pay very little tax, sometimes none because of tax loss harvesting and municipal bond income”

19:02 “Our firm has always been a fiduciary, we are a fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and never accept commissions of any kind”

26:37 “When you take money out of a 401(k) or IRA, you have to pay taxes on it, and a lot of people don’t realize that”

35:49 “You can actually do the Section 121 Exclusion and the 1031 Exchange on the same property”




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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.

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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.