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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 [...]

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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
June 11, 2016

A 146-page report from the Bipartisan Policy Center was released last week and a lot of high earners aren’t going to like it. One of the proposals is to shore up Social Security by raising the tax base. In YMYW podcast episode 37, Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA discuss what this report puts on the line for retirement. Original publish date June 11, 2016 (hour 1). Note that content may be outdated as rules and regulations have changed.

00:00 – Intro
02:39 – “This is not the first time we’ve seen some of these proposals; I’ve got to believe that some of these are going to come true at some point”
05:25 – “Probably not a lot of people realize it but at certain income limits they stop withholding Social Security”
09:13 – “If you don’t have a retirement plan today, here are three reasons why you should…”
14:07 – “More and more employees are suing their employer because they don’t have good choices in the 401(k) plans”
18:40 – “You have more control over paying taxes than you think, actually more so than any other time in your life”
22:37 – “As long as a marriage has lasted at least ten years, a married or divorced person can draw on his or her own benefits or the spousal benefits, whichever is higher. The recommendation is to cap the spousal benefit at a level equal to the spousal benefit received by someone married to a worker in the 75th percentile of the earning distribution”
30:37 – “The report’s authors are concerned about Americans’ debt, including the increasing level of mortgage debt among older people”
32:32 – “[According to the report], they’re going to raise Social Security tax, they’re going to raise the amount of money they’re paying on Social Security…they’re going to limit the deductions on mortgage”
35:00 – “If you do a little bit of tax planning, there are significant things that you can do with your money from a tax perspective to save more money for you and less for Uncle Sam”


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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.