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On this retirement investing podcast, financial planner Joe Anderson, CFP® and certified public accountant Big Al Clopine answer your money questions about investing, portfolio diversification, how to reduce taxes, creating retirement income, collecting Social Security benefits, how much you can spe…

Your Money, Your Wealth

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    Can We Retire Soon? Retirement Spitball Analysis - 384

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 38:25

    “Are we on track for retirement?” The ever-popular YMYW Retirement Spitball Analysis is all based on that simple question. Joe and Big Al spitball retirement for listeners planning to retire in just a few years, wondering if they should save to pre-tax or post-tax accounts, and strategizing around long-term capital gains, dividends, and Roth conversions. Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air:

    Where to Find Retirement Income When the Stock Market Freaks Out - 383

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 29:09

    Equitable accumulators, cash management accounts, and Social Security: with today's market volatility, how can you squeeze a few more dollars of income out of your retirement savings? Any reason not to use a robo-advisor for decumulation, in other words, spending down those savings? Plus, a pension retirement spitball follow-up, and is it possible to avoid tax liability on a lump sum withdrawal from a 401(k)? Finally, is Joe's marriage the canary in the Coors Light Party Ball for YMYW? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air:

    Where Should You Save for Retirement? Where Does Real Estate Fit? - 382

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:54

    If you own houses in your self-employed, self-directed solo 401(k), is converting a house a year to Roth to avoid required minimum distributions (RMDs) a good strategy? What's an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA) and is it a good healthcare option for those with C-corporations? When putting away retirement savings, should you contribute to a Roth IRA, a brokerage account, a 401(k), or your employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)? When it comes to step-up in basis, how do you determine the past fair market value of a home? And finally, what happens if you retire before your construction loan becomes a permanent mortgage? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Don't Retire Until You Can Answer These Five Practical Questions - 381

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 46:11

    Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA are all about having a plan for retirement. Using examples from past YMYW episodes, they cover five questions you need to answer before you retire - so you can stay retired. Show notes, free financial resources to help you answer each question, and Ask Joe & Al On Air: 1. Can We Afford to Retire? 2. When Should We Claim Social Security? 3. How Can We Reduce Taxes in Retirement? 4. Are We Prepared for Medical Costs? 5. How Will We Fill Our Time?

    How to Ditch a Bad SIMPLE IRA? What's a Prohibited Transaction? - 380

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 29:52

    Is there a way to get out of a bad SIMPLE IRA and stash cash in a tax-free Roth account? Can an owner of a company, that's being sold to another company, load up a Roth account with company shares before the sale, and have a big chunk of cash happily growing tax-free? (What exactly are disqualified persons and prohibited transactions?) When designating beneficiaries of an annuity in a community property state like California, does state law or the annuity owner determine the beneficiary? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    6 Money Strategies for Down Markets Depending on Your Goals - 379

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 49:19

    As bear market territory freaked out some investors, YMYW listeners were a bit more chill as Joe and Big Al spitballed on their specific strategies to manage the decline: does it make sense to move to cash inside your retirement account? How do down markets impact Roth Conversion decisions for older investors? What should your asset allocation be now, during market volatility, if you're expecting a future windfall? How should you manage the relationship with your financial advisor if they buy high and sell low in your investment portfolio? Should you leave a partially vested pension to grow, or withdraw the money now and convert to Roth? What's the best way to withdraw from an IRA in a down market? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Is My BF BSing Me on RMDs? Required Minimum Distributions Explained - 378

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 42:20

    Required minimum distributions: how do they work, when do you have to take them, and do Roth IRAs have RMDs too? Plus, were the fellas being misleading when they talked about claiming Social Security early vs. late if you save and invest the benefits? Listen for their rebuttal. When you change 401(k) custodians, is it a transfer, or a whole new plan? Can you convert your entire 401(k) to Roth, and should you? Finally, If you're worried about high tax brackets in retirement, should all your contributions now go to Roth? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Roth IRA, 457, TSP, and Retire Early Spitball - 377

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 45:11

    Joe & Big Al talk strategy for converting to Roth and paying tax from the IRA when you have limited funds, eliminating required minimum distributions (RMD) on a Roth 457 and avoiding the 5-year Roth clock, and Roth 457, Roth IRA, and Roth TSP. Plus, the fellas spitball pension options, retiring early, and an intricate and potentially risky deferred compensation strategy. Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Self-Employed Retirement, Fixed Index Annuities, and Investment Property - 376

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 43:45

    How does Social Security work for self-employed small business owners? Is there a solo 401(k) that allows after-tax contributions? How much cold, hard cash should you keep on hand? Why do advisors suggest buying a fixed indexed annuity, and how do qualified charitable distributions work? Finally, is it a good idea to pre-pay the mortgage on a real estate investment, and how do you calculate the tax on a home you inherited? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Roth Conversion Retirement Spitball Analysis - 375

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 43:31

    Does it make sense to do larger “Calvin Johnson” (megatron, aka mega backdoor) Roth conversions when the financial markets are way down? Should you convert to Roth now, or in retirement? How do you spitball the right amount to have in 529 plans for education savings? And are the rules for doing a backdoor Roth the same if you're married filing separately? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Annuities, Social Security, and Real Estate Taxes - 374

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 32:24

    When is it appropriate to buy an annuity? Joe and Big Al run a retirement annuity spitball analysis. When might it make sense to take Social Security early, and what are the rules for collecting survivor Social Security benefits?  Finally, how does net investment income tax (NIIT or the Medicare surtax) on long term capital gains impact a house sale? Is it possible to do a 1031 exchange from rental real estate in Utah for investment property in California? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Can We Retire Early? Investing and Retirement “Rothification” - 373

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 37:59

    Will the Senate pass the SECURE Act 2.0, and will it require a Roth option for retirement savings? Plus, “pandemic unemployment” from the CARES Act and the earned income tax credit. Next, are you eligible to make Roth contributions, and should you contribute only to Roth for retirement? Then, the pros and cons of consolidating retirement accounts, and some early retirement spitball analyses. When you plan to retire early, should you invest in dividend paying stocks or real estate? And finally, is the bucket investing strategy really that complicated? Podcast show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Retirement Spitball: Social Security, Pension, and Self-Employed - 372

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 59:36

    Spitballing retirement for a police officer turning teacher, a self-employed small business owner, an early retiree with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) wanting to do Roth conversions and withdraw 5 or 6% in retirement, and a pension and Social Security analysis. Plus, how many months of expenses should you save in your emergency fund? Also, you may know where Ric Edelman and Dave Ramsey stand on 15 vs. 30 year mortgages and using cash vs. credit, but what does YMYW think? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    When Must You Pay Roth Conversion Taxes? - 371

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 34:31

    When do you have pay the taxes on a Roth IRA conversion to avoid any IRS penalties? Was it a mistake to convert to Roth IRA? What percentage of your assets should be in tax-free, tax-deferred, and taxable accounts to give maximum flexibility in retirement? And finally, do Roth conversions count as income toward your eligibility to contribute to a Roth, and how will a pension be taxed? Podcast show notes, episode transcript, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Taxes and Real Estate Investing Explained - 370

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 27:27

    Can multiple rental property losses be written off against other properties or income? What are the pros and cons of putting investment property in an LLC? How do you get the best tax breaks on rental real estate? How does real estate depreciation work? What do you need to think about when turning your primary residence into a rental property? Is a home equity line of credit (HECM, reverse mortgage) a good idea? Also: a complicated property inheritance and self-funding long term care insurance. Financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Should You Claim Social Security Early? - 369

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 30:54

    What part do taxes play in deciding to claim Social Security early? If Social Security creates too much provisional income so that you have to pay tax on your Social Security benefits, does it make sense to claim early? If you apply for Social Security at age 70 but could've been taking spousal benefits, are you owed that money? How long was the recovery from the 1929 stock market crash, really? Do higher yield investments early in retirement offset sequence of returns risk? Plus, a listener takes issue with YMYW's dollar-cost averaging discussion, and Joe's big news in the Derails. Transcript, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Why Is It So Difficult to Time the Market? - 368

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 39:36

    How statistically and practically difficult is market timing? Plus, Backdoor Roth vs Roth conversions, rules, limits, and strategies for 401(k) and IRA contributions, moving retirement money between custodians like Vanguard and Fidelity, and negative but entertaining listener comments. But first, should a $100,000 inheritance be invested in tax deferred, taxable, or tax free accounts? Also, factors to consider when choosing large cap value funds. Show notes, financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Dollar-Cost Averaging, Small Cap, and Stable Value Funds - 367

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 41:16

    What are dollar-cost averaging and reverse dollar-cost averaging? Joe and Big Al explain as they answer questions about paying Medicare premiums with HSA funds, and ETFs vs mutual funds when dollar-cost averaging into small-cap value funds. Plus, why would you want to reduce the stock allocation in your emergency fund, and should a stable value fund be part of your portfolio? Is it possible to “re-identify” an inherited IRA as a spousal IRA to change the RMD calculation? Is the section 162 executive bonus plan just whole life insurance? And finally, Joe's past comes back to haunt him with 9 cats, a neurotic beagle, and 200 IRAs. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Roth Conversions vs. Roth Contributions - 366

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 50:25

    Should you use Roth contribution money to pay Roth conversion tax instead? Does the IRS really penalize ineligible Roth contributions? How will a mega backdoor Roth be taxed, and will the step transaction doctrine apply? Are family Social Security benefits affected if the spouse works? Plus, spitballing retirement pension options, and your comments. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Real Estate Investing: What Are Cash-on-Cash and Cap Rate? - 365

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 42:17

    What is a cap rate? What does cash-on-cash return mean? Joe and Big Al on rental real estate investing as an early retirement income source. Plus, the stacking rule, the foreign earned income exclusion, and taxes and working - or not - after you retire. Finally, at what point are you saving too much to pre-tax accounts, and is it a good idea to convert to that post-tax Roth before the tax brackets change? Financial resources, transcript, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Covered Call Investing Strategies Explained, RMDs, and Social Security Taxation - 364

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 42:04

    Covered calls, preferred stocks, interest on series I bonds, required minimum distributions (RMD) from your retirement accounts and when they must begin, using retirement savings at age 72 to buy a home, calculating the highest possible Social Security benefit, and how it may be taxed. Plus, listener comments about YMYW and Andi's record collection! Show notes, free resources, transcript, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Stock Acquisition, HSA, AMT, TSP, RSU, and Trust as Retirement Beneficiary - 363

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 49:26

    Should a trust be the beneficiary of your retirement accounts? Are withdrawal restrictions and required minimum distributions (RMD) reasons to transfer out of the thrift savings plan (TSP) at retirement? Plus, alternative minimum tax (AMT) explained, and strategies for health savings account (HSA) contributions and restricted stock units (RSU). Free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Early Retirement, Roth Conversion Tax: YMYW Best of 2021 - 362

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 46:55

    Early retirement, backdoor and mega-backdoor Roth conversions, paying tax on a conversion, asset location... the important topics from our most popular podcast episodes and YouTube videos of 2021. Plus, “impactful” listener comments and the funniest Derails of 2021 (in real time!) Show notes, financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Financially Able But Afraid to Retire - 361

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 31:21

    The psychology of retirement: what if you've saved enough and you're financially ready to retire, but you're paralyzed by the idea of no longer earning and saving? Plus, a Roth conversion strategy when your income is too high. How to know if it pays for you to convert & how much, and should you contribute to a rollover IRA before or after leaving a job? Finally, should you purchase long-term care insurance or self-insure? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Should You Invest in the Stock Market or Buy Real Estate? - 360

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 34:53

    You've saved money for a house downpayment. Should you invest it in the stock market until you're ready to buy that property? Should a young saver take as much investing risk as possible, or buy a condo? Plus, the tax-efficiency of robo-advisor brokerage account withdrawals, backdoor Roth conversions under the Build Back Better Act, using a charitable remainder trust to avoid inherited IRA tax under the SECURE Act, and your comments. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al:

    Social Security Benefits for Spouses, Ex-Spouses, and Survivors - 359

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 41:50

    Learn how to get the biggest Social Security payment possible, whether you're married, divorced, or entitled to survivor benefits. Can you still file and suspend? What's a restricted application? What does “deemed” mean? Plus, the little-known family Social Security benefits. The first YMYW podcast of 2022 is a compilation of answers to all of your most recent spousal Social Security questions. Visit the show notes, download free financial resources, and Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Roth Conversions, the Rule of 55, and Retirement Withdrawal Regrets - 358

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 42:23

    Spitballing Roth conversions: a conversion and pension lump sum strategy, converting vs. harvesting 0% long term capital gains, and how to avoid double taxed Roth conversions. Plus, how to allocate assets when using the Rule of 55? Do retirees regret not spending more in retirement? Will paying a thrift savings plan loan with real estate income avoid income tax? Will assets be better protected against litigation in a TSP or an IRA? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Does the 5 Year Rule Apply to Each Roth Conversion? - 357

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 46:03

    Does the 5-year Roth clock start with every Roth conversion? Plus, a Social Security, Medicare, IRMAA, Roth conversion spitball, a self-employed retirement savings and tax planning spitball, and Delaware Statutory Trusts, security-based loans, charitable remainder trusts, and other charitable giving strategies explained. Also, will your portfolio grow faster with the help of a financial advisor? Visit the show notes for free financial resources and to Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Spitballing Retirement and the Build Back Better Tax Proposal - 356

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 44:48

    Should those in the 35% tax bracket contribute to traditional 401(k) or Roth 401(k)? Should a self-employed cryptocurrency investor do Roth conversions or tax gain harvesting? Also, a retirement spitball for a couple, age 35, wanting to retire with $5M at age 60. Plus, do the SECURE Act rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) apply when inheriting an inherited IRA? Finally, comments on the latest Build Back Better Act. Show notes, financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Saving and Investing for Retirement with Company Stock, Bonds, and VTSAX?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 32:57

    How much company stock is too risky? Can I bonds be the "cash" in a portfolio? Would saving to a brokerage instead of 401(k) or 403(b) ever make sense? How should a self-employed investor in Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX) get retirement-ready? How to pay for new home construction and keep the earned income and child tax credits? Should Roth conversion funds come from retirement, brokerage, or Social Security? Show notes, financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Retirement Pension Lump Sum or Monthly Annuity Payment? - 354

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 55:18

    Should you take your pension all at once in a lump sum when you retire or spread it out over monthly annuity payments? What if the lump sum choice requires moving your pension to an investment plan? Or maybe your only pension options are either 10-year period certain or joint with rights of survivorship? All of these pension spitball analyses are compiled into this single episode to help you choose between your own pension options. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Retirement Spitballing, Social Security, and Hiring & Ghosting Financial Advisors - 353

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 45:27

    How does the “Buy, Borrow, Die” strategy of the uber-wealthy work? Stacking capital gains vs. Roth conversions, contributing to a non-deductible IRA vs. a brokerage account, and minimizing tax when a trust is the TSP beneficiary. Also, why delay Social Security to age 70 if you don't need the money, and estimating benefits with a future salary of $0. Finally, can you “ghost” an advisor? Should you hire a financial advisor near you? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Dividends, Asset Classes, and Diversification: How to Invest for Retirement? - 352

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 45:45

    Can your investment portfolio be over diversified? How do dividends and net unrealized appreciation (NUA) work? How will ownership inequality in the stock market impact future returns for most investors? What do Joe & Big Al think of target date funds? Plus, the YMYW podcast is now on video! Watch the fellas spitball on annuities, bonds, long-term treasuries, risk tolerance, and the buckets of money investing strategy. Show notes, video clips, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Estate Planning, Social Security, and TSP to Roth Conversions - 351

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 47:29

    Is there a step up in basis on (and advantage to) a joint tenants with rights of survivorship brokerage account? Is a charitable remainder trust a good way to liquidate property? Is there a point to Roth conversions when leaving your estate to charity? Should you name your trust as beneficiary on retirement accounts? When to draw from Social Security, pension, and annuity in retirement? Plus, Roth conversions from a thrift savings plan. Show notes, resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Spitballing the Sequence of Retirement Savings - 350

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 51:14

    In what order you should contribute into which accounts for retirement? Joe & Al explain the reasoning behind the sequence of retirement savings and where a health savings account (HSA) fits. Following some retirement plan spitball analyses and Roth conversion strategizing, the fellas explain whether capital gains are taxed progressively, how required minimum distributions are taxed, & they revisit indexed universal life insurance. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    How to Pay the Tax on a Roth Conversion - 349

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 46:40

    Learn the basics of Roth IRA conversions, how to calculate the tax on a Roth conversion, when to pay the tax, and more. Plus, ideas for what to do with unused 529 plan education savings funds, rules for 401(a) accounts, understanding the alternative minimum tax, the latest tax proposals, how to calculate employer solo 401(k) contributions - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Visit the podcast how notes for free financial resources and to Ask Joe & Al your money questions:

    Medicare, Social Security, and FIRE Early Retirement - 348

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 40:45

    How to calculate modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) for Medicare IRMAA, Social Security benefits when you're planning to FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early), family Social Security benefits for those with minor children, and a strategy to qualify for the Obamacare ACA subsidy. Plus, Roth conversions prior to early retirement, and untangling stock options, long-term incentives (LTI), and restricted share units (RSU). Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    What's the Right Mix of Stocks and Bonds for Your Investment Portfolio? - 347

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 37:35

    Asset allocation is the delicate balance of stocks, bonds, and other assets in an investment portfolio. What allocation is best for your retirement needs? What mix of domestic and international stocks is best? Is a 90/10 equities to fixed income mix crazy in a $10M portfolio? Should Dad be at 90/10 or 60/40? Can pension & Social Security count as a bond allocation? Plus, legacy tax planning: how to avoid confiscatory estate taxes? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Buying and Selling Your House or Real Estate - 346

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:28

    How do you estimate net investment income tax when selling your primary residence? Is the all-in-one mortgage a temporary solution when buying a house before selling your current home? Also: buying property in California with your kids, and should you pay the mortgage or save for retirement? Plus, what's the best way to pay credit card debt? Do corporations really pay no taxes? Can you contribute to both Roth IRA and Roth 401(k)? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Working or Retiring Abroad and Early Retirement Spitball - 345

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 45:11

    Retiring overseas and foreign earned income exclusion eligibility, using your tax refund for a back door Roth conversion, and working abroad and contributing to a health savings account (HSA). Plus, should you contribute to Roth, pre-tax accounts, or brokerage for early retirement? Are substantially equal periodic payments (SEPP) good to bridge the gap between retiring early and age 59.5? Is it ever a good time to time the market? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    It Could Be Over for the Mega Backdoor Roth IRA - 344

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 47:17

    Joe & Big Al outline the House Ways and Means Committee's sweeping tax proposal that would impact Roth contributions, Roth conversions, RMDs, the backdoor Roth IRA and mega backdoor Roth (Megatron), marginal and capital gains tax rates, wash sale rules, and more. Plus, safe retirement income and withdrawal strategies, when NOT to do a Roth IRA conversion, and solo 401(k) retirement savings for self-employed small business owners. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    HELOC, All-in-One Mortgages, and What to Do With Old Life Insurance Policies - 343

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 38:34

    What is a home equity line of credit? Is a HELOC better than a traditional mortgage? What are all-in-one mortgage loans? Does it make sense to buy a condo, or keep investing for retirement? Next up Joe and Big Al spitball ideas on what to do with old whole life insurance policies. Plus, ABLE accounts for individuals with disabilities, and should you claim Social Security benefits before or after moving to a no income tax state? Free financial resources in the podcast show notes:

    Roth 401(k), Conversions, RMDs, and Cap Gains - 342

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 45:35

    How to calculate Roth conversions to reduce taxes at required minimum distribution age? What are the rules for RMDs from Roth 401(k)? How does the 5 year Roth clock factor into a decision to leave money in an old Roth 401(k) or roll it to a new Roth IRA? Do reinvested dividends count as Roth contributions? Do capital gains count towards the capital gains income bracket? IRA contributions for minors and the unemployed, and how would you spend lottery winnings? Podcast show notes:

    Early Retirement Spitball Analysis - 341

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 41:33

    Some YMYW listeners have had enough of the 9 to 5 and are ready to punch early. Joe & Big Al spitball on whether they're financially ready for a long, early retirement. Plus, the ever-popular Roth IRA conversions: how much to convert to Roth, when and how to pay tax on a Roth conversion, and why not pay tax on Roth conversions out of the retirement account you're converting from? Podcast survey (final day!), financial resources, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air in the podcast show notes:

    Where to Locate Assets for Tax Efficiency Without Compromising Growth? - 340

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 50:03

    Asset location: how to position assets to pay less tax without sacrificing investment growth? Should young folks contribute all of their retirement savings to Roth accounts? Also, conversations (not advice) on a self-employed defined benefit plan vs. pass-through profits, gifting tuition for education, Roth conversions with a special needs child in mind, a correction on inherited Roth IRAs, and listener comments. Podcast survey, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:

    Should We Do a Roth Conversion? - 339

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 51:01

    Moving money from tax-deferred retirement accounts to accounts with lifetime tax-free investment growth: should you do Roth IRA conversions? Before marriage? From a 403(b)? When and how much to convert? Convert aggressive funds first? What about the ACA subsidy? Will paying Roth conversion tax ruin early retirement? And something completely different: Joe & Big Al's take on Ric Edelman's "pay off the mortgage" suggestion. Podcast survey, transcript, free resources, Ask Joe & Al:

    What to Do When You Own Too Much of One Stock - 338

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 42:36

    Ways to diversify concentrated stock positions, like using a donor-advised fund. How does the IRS know if a required minimum distribution is a qualified charitable distribution? From which pool of money should you pull extra retirement income? Also, structured notes, & paying Grandma for daycare without impacting taxes on her pension - lump sum or monthly payments? Finally, thoughts on starting a career in financial planning. Podcast survey, transcript, resources, Ask Joe & Al:

    Is It Crazy to Be Happy Paying Tax on Massive Stock Market Gains? - 337

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 43:46

    Is it better to pay tax on $5 million than on $1M? Also, an asset location strategy to lower RMDs and taxes but still maintain portfolio growth, and an argument against Roth IRAs. Is it valid? Plus, what counts as contributions if you withdraw from Roth after 5 years? Why not pay the tax on a Roth conversion out of an IRA? Roth conversions vs. the medical insurance ACA subsidy, and what? Joe, arrogant?! Podcast survey, free resources, transcript, ask money questions:

    How to Spitball Your Most Tax-Efficient Retirement Withdrawal Strategy - 336

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 44:53

    Spitballing tax-efficient retirement withdrawals, savings, Social Security, and required minimum distributions (RMD). Plus, leveraging whole life insurance, and is investing 15% of an all-stock portfolio in preferred stocks too risky? First, Joe and Big Al break down the mechanics and safety of doing a 401(k) to IRA rollover. Visit the podcast show notes to access the transcript, free financial resources, and to ask your money questions:

    Which States Are the Most Tax-Friendly in Retirement? - 335

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 46:15

    Which states are best for retirement taxes? When moving to a state with a lower cost of living, is it wise to take on mortgage debt to invest in the market? Does it make a difference if you do a Roth conversion before or after moving states? Plus, is it better to do Roth conversions with ETFs or mutual funds? Is 0% long-term capital gains a hoax? Also, ABLE accounts for those with disabilities, and healthcare costs vs. taxes. Financial resources, transcript, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air:

    Are We On Track for Retirement? Financial Plan Spitball Analysis - 334

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 51:06

    Spitballing retirement readiness for Sean and for Little Al who has UK retirement funds and is desperate to quit work now. Plus, how can Doug do some tax arbitrage with pensions, Roth conversions, and Social Security? Can Mary switch to her ex-spouse's Social Security benefit? First, Tyler has questions about restricted stock units (RSUs) and net unrealized appreciation (NUA). Access the transcript and free financial resources, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air in the podcast show notes:

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