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... Show More

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September 15, 2020 43 min

Answering questions across the financial and retirement spectrum, with topics like when your traditional IRA is growing faster than you can convert to Roth, consolidating retirement savings, annuities, the SECURE Act and inherited IRAs, undoing SEP-IRA contributions, Roth conversions after age 72, offsetting conversion gains against tax-harvested losses, tax diversification beyond conversions, and what to do if you think you blew u...

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Is timing the market and day trading in your Roth IRA in retirement a good idea? How are you taxed if you collect dividends vs. reinvesting? Plus, tax loss harvesting, asset allocation, investing in bonds, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) for spousal Social Security, and IRA vs. 529 plan for a newborn. Whew! Fill out the podcast survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card, send i...

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How do you report a backdoor Roth IRA conversion over two tax years, and is there a point at which the backdoor Roth doesn’t make sense? Plus, more strategizing for your Coronavirus related distribution, stimulus (and possible future stimulus) tax planning, and your self-employed, small business retirement plans. And finally, listener comments. Fill out the podcast survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card, send in money...

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The YMYW Retirement Plan Spitball Analysis was so popular that it’s time for part 2! Where do Roth IRA conversions, primary residences, and rental real estate investment properties fit in your retirement plan? How much Social Security is taxed, and will taking your pension lump sum before Social Security impact your taxes? Fill out the podcast survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon e-gift card, send in money questions, and access...

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Tax planning for Roth IRA conversions with itemized deductions, dividends, and long term capital gains, a Roth conversion vs. investing a 401(k) distribution in your Roth, separating pre-tax and post-tax money for a rollover, and gong baths. Plus, is a 3 year fixed annuity a safe place to earn more than 20 basis points? What should you do if you’re stuck in an annuity you don’t want? Send in questions, access free financial resourc...

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Investing strategies for dividend-paying stocks and how the pro-rata rule for Roth conversions work with dividends. Plus, Wealthfront, M1, Paul Merriman? Should young investors use a robo-advisor or pay for financial advice? Also, thoughts on a Vanguard retirement portfolio and ideas for self-employed small business owners to save money in retirement plans like SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, and Solo 401(k). Send in money questions and acces...

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With CARES Act provisions expiring, Joe & Big Al recap the two new stimulus bills - the HEALS Act and the HEROES Act - now being negotiated in Congress. Plus, estate planning considerations when it comes to required minimum distributions (RMDs) for non-designated and designated beneficiaries. And, the 403(b) escape hatch, Social Security, records of estimated tax payments, and assets on the FAFSA form. Send questions and access...

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Joe and Big Al spitball retirement plan considerations, including:

- investing in brokerage and Roth instead of pre-tax
- getting tax diversification
- pension lump sum or annuity
- paying for education
- calculating a retirement number to put savings on autopilot

Plus, what life insurance “investment” has a “guaranteed” 10% return? Do dividend paying stocks have a higher rate of return than VTSAX? Should individual stocks go in a ...

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Should you tax gain harvest or do a Roth IRA conversion? Should active or passive investments go in retirement accounts? If you’re on the younger side, why own bonds? Are Vanguard Roth accounts any better or worse than others? What’s the break even on taking Social Security early vs. late? Should you convert your 401(k) or retirement account to Roth all at once? Send in money questions and access the episode transcript and free fin...

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Do you have to transfer from a 401(k) to a traditional IRA before you do a Roth IRA conversion? Does the pro-rata rule apply? Also, the logistics of paying the tax on a Roth conversion. Plus, stimulus package updates around paycheck protection program loans, required minimum distributions and Coronavirus-related distributions from retirement accounts. Send in money questions, access the episode transcript and free financial resourc...

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What impact do ex-spouses, income, and early retirement have on collecting your Social Security benefits? Plus, indexed universal life insurance, estate planning with a step-up in basis on private placement real estate, and more on CRDs, RMDs, and stimulus checks. Joe and Big Al also submit their forecasts for whether Congress might tax Roth IRA growth in the future. Send in money questions and access the episode transcript and fre...

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Joe and Big Al take a look at an investing strategy a listener set up for his parents, and they run the numbers on their variable annuity. They also kick the tires on an early retirement plan and they discuss equity allocations in a portfolio. And since no YMYW is complete without some Roth talk, how might Roth contributions for grandkids affect college financial aid? Send in money questions and access the episode transcript and fr...

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Reducing real estate taxes, leveraging new rental income properties, coordinating Social Security benefits with Roth conversions, and bragging about your 401(k) balance. Also, 5-year Roth clocks, converting from your TSP, Roth conversion vs. Backdoor Roth conversion, and paying taxes on conversions. Plus, a chat about Social Security survivor benefits - and freezers. Send in money questions and access the episode transcript and fre...

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Is it possible to do a Roth IRA conversion with a Coronavirus-Related Distribution from your retirement accounts? Joe and Big Al will explain whether you can, and if you should. Plus, more stimulus payment questions, charitable giving strategies from your required minimum distribution, selling stock for tax-free capital gains and an analysis of exchange traded funds vs. mutual funds. Send in money questions and access the transcrip...

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Roth IRA contributions and conversions come with plenty of rules: contribution rules, withdrawal rules, safe harbor rules, pro-rata and aggregation rules. In this episode, we explain these rules, and how they apply to both traditional retirement plans and accounts like SEP IRAs and thrift savings plans (TSP). Plus, understanding small-cap, mid-cap, large-cap, value, and growth asset classes when it comes to investing. Sign up for t...

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Should market volatility and the economic downturn due to COVID-19 change where you save for retirement? Should contributions go to pre-tax accounts or to post-tax Roth accounts? Plus, Coronavirus related distributions, how to use a PPP loan to pay your self-employed self, backdoor Roth IRA conversions, and strategies for funding a Roth IRA for children. Sign up for the exclusive YMYW live webinar on June 10, send money questions a...

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The windfall elimination provision (WEP), government pension offset (GPO) & spousal Social Security benefits. Also, Roth IRA conversions and Medicare, Roth conversions from a thrift savings plan (TSP), and conversions to buy real estate. Plus, asset location and other tax planning strategies beyond Roth IRA conversions, like life insurance and charitable remainder trusts. Send in money questions and access the episode transcrip...

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Financial planning strategies around Coronavirus-Related Distributions from retirement accounts and required minimum distributions (RMDs). Plus, listener corrections on dependents and the CARES Act stimulus package. Also, two very different market volatility strategies: living off of cash and Social Security only, and leveraging a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to invest. Sign up for the LIVE YMYW webinar on May 27, send in mon...

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A mixed bag of questions on everything from spousal solo 401(k) contributions and inherited IRAs to house-buying strategies, to the fan-favorite, ripping on annuities, with a healthy dose of Roth conversion planning thrown in the middle. Sign up for the LIVE YMYW webinar on May 13, send in money questions, read the episode transcript and access free financial resources: https://bit.ly/YMYW-273

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What types of investments you keep in your taxable, tax-deferred and tax-free accounts can play a big part in how much tax you pay over time. In this episode, Joe and Big Al break down asset location and answer some of your tax planning questions. As always, the fellas also talk strategy when it comes to Roth IRA contributions and Roth conversions. Sign up for the LIVE YMYW webinar on May 13, send in money questions, read the episo...

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