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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
ABOUT Alan

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
July 30, 2016

Joe and Al start the hour answering frequently asked investing questions then explain key factors to look for when choosing a financial advisor. Should you choose a fee-only or fee-based advisor and does it matter if they follow the fiduciary standard? Find out.

2:27 “I’m currently employed by two employers, which brings my yearly income to $170K. I understand my pre-tax contributions. One of my employers now offers a Roth contribution. Am I eligible to contribute to only one employer’s Roth?”
4:54 “Yes, you can contribute to both plans…can you contribute to a Roth in either or both plans? The answer is yes.”

8:15 “I just purchased a home in January 2015 and I’m now wanting to sell with a potential profit of about $60K. I am newly married as of May 2016, and would like to file Head of Household to avoid paying Capital Gains. My income alone is $44K and married we are at $74K. I would like to be sure that I am under the radar and not having to pay capital gains tax if I sell today.”

9:32 “When you’re married, you can’t file head of household unless you’ve been separated for six months and have not lived with your spouse for six months.”

15:46 “You want to work with a fiduciary 100% of the time where there are no other licenses. If they have a broker-dealer affiliation, they sell products.”

20:45 “An overwhelming percentage of retirees are very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their financial health.”

25:39 “If you look at the average 401(k) or IRA balances of those who are 55-64…it’s $100,000. If you look at all people age 55-64, the median retirement account balance is $12,000 (Source: TIAA CREF Survey).”

28:52 “My wife and I both draw on our Social Security Insurance benefits. We are both 68 years old. We just adopted 3 grandchildren. Does this change our benefits in any way?”

30:38 “I will be retiring in a month or so and will be about 2 years before the mandatory withdrawal. Where can I park my money so that I have the least management fees and can earn some returns?”