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
December 17, 2016

It’s your last chance to lower your tax bill – find out some last-minute moves to save on taxes before year-end. Plus, how are your assets titled? Joe & Al explain why making the wrong move could cost you big time.

13:52 “The market magnet has begun to pull the long dormant mutual fund investors, so domestic stock funds have seen an estimate net flows of $35.8 billion in the past four weeks (Investment Company Institute).”

14:40 “History tells us that money tends to flow near market peaks…it’s interesting how that tends to happen.”

15:12 “Now is a really good time to take a look at your overall portfolio, and look at a rebalance strategy. There are a lot of people who set it and forget it, and then the other side of the spectrum is people who day-trade the heck out of their 401(k) plans.”

20:44 “I’ve got five ways to lower your tax bill now, this is from Nerd Wallet and came out on December 14…when it comes to tax planning, a majority of strategies need to be accomplished by December 31st for that tax year.”

23:30 “There’s a special account called a donor advised fund, where you can set up the account, put your own money into it, and that money will ultimately go to charity, not necessarily this year. Here’s the key – the year that you put the money into the account is the year you get the tax deduction.”

24:15 “It’s a great way to take a deduction when your tax bill is higher.”

27:26 “Offset your capital gains with losses.”

28:21 “When you tax-loss harvest, here’s how you do it properly: you sell the position that’s down to create that loss, and then you buy something that’s very similar so you’re still in the market because the market because the market may come zooming right back.”

29:37 “It’s important to realize how things are titled when it comes to your assets, especially your retirement assets.”

29:55 “A lot of you have named your living trust as the beneficiary of that retirement account…there are pros and cons to this. There’s so much misinformation on what people should do. I would say the majority of you who are married should not name your trust the beneficiary of your retirement account unless a) it’s a second marriage and you want to preserve those assets if you had kids from a previous marriage; b) second of all, if you’re not married and have children and those children might not be able to handle the type of wealth that is inside your retirement account.”

34:59 “If I just named my spouse as the beneficiary, she could keep it in my name and take a required distribution if she wanted to, or she could roll it into her own and avoid any type of income coming out of it and being taxed on it and let it grow tax-deferred until her retirement date.”

36:54 “A retirement account is completely different than say your brokerage account or checking or savings account. A retirement account has to have a required distribution from it…so be careful with how you name your beneficiaries.”

37:12 “The death of the stretch IRA could happen as early as next year.”