Your Money, Your Wealth

Your Money, Your Wealth

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 spend in retirement, Roth conversions, and more. Retirees and pre-retirees listen to this irreverent and informative personal finance podcast to laugh as they learn strategies that can help them retire successfully. Ask your personal finance questions, read YMYW podcast episode transcripts, and access free financial resources at http://YourMoneyYourWealth.com

Episodes

November 30, 2021 55 min

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....

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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?...

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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 not...

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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 ...

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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 in...

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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 resou...

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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). Sho...

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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 tax...

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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...

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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? ...

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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 o...

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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? Fre...

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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...

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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...

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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, fr...

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August 17, 2021 51 min

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" sugge...

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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. P...

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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 resourc...

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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 ques...

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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. Finan...

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