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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 11, 2015

Joe and Al go over six retirement surprises that could ultimately wreck everything you worked hard for. Find out how to be prepared for these retirement surprises and what to do if they come your way. The two also review the years 1974, 1980 and today to evaluate when retirees were better off. How has retirement changed over the years? Find out in this podcast of “Your Money, Your Wealth.”


3:39 “Was it easier to retire back in 1974 or do you think it’s easier to retire today?”

6:25 “Nest eggs were a lot larger in 2013 than they were in 1974”

6:33 “Social Security benefits: back in 1974 versus today, Social Security increases with inflation each year, so the amount of money someone gets from Social Security today versus 1974 with inflation adjusted is actually a lot higher”

12:41 “A lot of surprises happen in retirement; Market Watch’s Robert Paul came out with this article called “Don’t Let These Six Surprises Wreck Your Retirement”

13:04 “What are the six [retirement] surprises that can wreck your retirement? The first one is: living within one’s means really works”

13:27 “A lot of people think financial independence has to do with a dollar figure you have in your bank account. Financial independence is when your retirement income covers your expenses”

18:56 “When you tap your retirement nest egg, it comes with all sorts of new rules and opportunities. Instead of contributing to tax-deferred plans that reduce your taxes, you start tapping those savings for income”

22:59 “People may have a well thought-out game plan, but life usually gets in the way”

26:46 “We hear this all the time: you’re only going to spend 80%, 75%, 60%, whatever. That’s really not a good way to figure this out, because this is talking about gross pay. What you do instead is look at your net pay; that’s the realistic number”

27:43 “I would say a lot of you are driving somewhere where you’re going to spend money because it’s Saturday. When you’re retired, it’s Saturday every day”

29:22 “As you near retirement, I would honestly tell you that tax planning becomes more important than ever”

35:11 “Half of people right now are at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement”

37:36 “The average price of a typical non-profit hospital room in 2013 was $2,157 a day..the average price back in 1980 was $127 per day.”