Your Money, Your Wealth

Your Money, Your Wealth

A "Top 10 Personal Finance Podcast" and a "Top 12 Retirement Podcast" (US News & World Report, 2023). One of the "10 Best Personal Finance YouTube Channels" (CardRates, 2023). “Best Retirement Podcast With Humor” (FIPhysician, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023). Learn strategies that can help you retire successfully. Financial advisor Joe Anderson, CFP® and certified public accountant Big Al Clopine, CPA are making fun out of finance as they answer your money questions and spitball on your 401k, IRA, Roth conversions and backdoor Roth IRA, how to pay less taxes, asset allocation, stocks and bonds, real estate, and other investments, Social Security benefits, capital gains tax, 1031 exchange, early retirement, expenses and withdrawals, and more money and wealth management strategies. YMYW is retirement planning, investing, and tax reduction made fun, presented by Pure Financial Advisors - a fee-only fiduciary. Access free financial resources and episode transcripts, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air to get your Retirement Plan Spitball Analysis: http://YourMoneyYourWealth.com

Episodes

February 27, 2024 48 mins

Barney and Betty in Maryland hit the jackpot. How’s Barney’s strategy for net unrealized appreciation, retirement withdrawals, and asset location for his $5 million employee stock ownership plan? Nick in the PNW will have $8 million when he retires early at 53. Should he contribute to his 401(k) or do the good ol’ mega backdoor Roth until then? Those are just a couple of the fat wallets Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al C...

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Erik in MN is divorced, and the OC Birdman of South OC is getting divorced. Should Erik contribute to pre-tax retirement accounts or Roth? How should the Birdman and his soon-be-ex time the sale of their house and the filing of their taxes? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 469 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Plus, Don has questions about the 401(k) rule of 55 and excess 529 plan colleg...

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Are there general guidelines on what percentages of your investment portfolio should be in tax-free accounts like your Roth, tax-deferred accounts like your 401(k), and taxable accounts like your brokerage? Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA spitball on tax diversification today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 468 for Brian in Naperville, IL. William in NH also wants to be tax-diversified. Is his Roth conv...

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What does retirement at age 60 look like for Allison in Northern Virginia? The EASIretirement.com calculator says Jimmy and Rosalynn in Georgia are on track to reach their retirement goals, even though they’re late starters - but are they being realistic? Ingrid used the free EASIretirement.com calculator too, but is she able to contribute more than her annual income to her 403(b) and her Roth? That’s today on Your Mo...

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Should Peter LemonJello, who has high income, and his wife, who is retired with zero income, file their taxes as married filing separately so they can start Roth conversions? What are the tax implications of Roth conversions for Randy in Chi-town, an early retiree in the 32% tax bracket? Caity with a C in SLC is self-employed and over the income max to contribute to a Roth, so now what? And Ben in Oceanside, CA wants ...

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How and what should we teach teenagers about money, to make the next generation financially literate? That’s what CJ in Philadelphia and Teresa want to know, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 465 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Plus, Hap and Bee have a military pension and VA disability - Joe and Big Al spitball on when they’ll be able to retire, and what they need to do to get there. And they...

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It’s a voice message extravaganza as Joe and Big Al talk about tax gain harvesting on Dante in New York’s daughter’s custodial account, and the tax impacts of Leon in Chicago investing in his brokerage account. The fellas also spitball on whether Michelle in San Diego, en route to San Francisco, should buy or rent in her 60’s, the mega backdoor Roth and the pro rata rule for Sean and his cichlids in Winter Springs, Fl...

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We’re revisiting your favorite Your Money, Your Wealth topics and Derails of 2023 in this Roth and retirement investing mega-episode. Safe investing when you’re risk averse, mutual funds vs. ETFs, stable value funds, and estimating retirement income needs when you’re a young saver with a pension made the YMYW best of 2023 on the investing side. On the Roth side, what to do when there’s too much money in your tradition...

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Can Clark Kent’s dad in Hutchinson, Kansas retire at age 50? Will Devin in South Carolina be fat and happy or cutting calories if he retires at 59 and a half? Can Scott Magic in Idaho retire to a good and simple life at age 60? Gina and her wife are 52 and 58. Can they retire in four years, and how much should they be putting in their Roth accounts? Plus, Frenchie in Maine needs a spitball on a Roth conversion strateg...

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Spitballing on early retirement and Roth conversions to finish 2023. How can Jack and Diane (no, the other, other Jack and Diane, these are the ones in Rochester, MN) bridge the gap to retirement at age 61? Can Michael in San Diego do a Roth conversion without it impacting his taxes? Plus, what should "the Flintstones" do with their whole life insurance policies? What spitballs of wisdom do the fellas have for Michael...

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Joe and Big Al spitball on investing in index funds, bonds, CDs, treasuries, annuities, net unrealized appreciation on company stock, and where to park cash right now. Plus, how do taxes, Roth conversions or the Mega Backdoor Roth, and donor advised funds factor into those investing strategies? Will and Debbie in Gettysburg are investing an inheritance, LJ in Philly and Jane want the fellas’ take on the pros and cons ...

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Do financial advisors have some secret blood handshake that they’ll all  claim they can get you 8 percent returns, but then tell their clients they can only withdraw 4 percent in retirement? That’s Mark in Minnesota’s question today on YMYW. Plus, should Matthew in Seattle quit the DIY approach to his finances and hire a fee-based financial planner? What do Joe and Big Al th...

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Should Brian in Binghamton, New York pay off his mortgage for a guaranteed 6% return? How bad did Steve in Pittsburgh screw up his retirement, and can he afford to buy a new house away from his a-hole neighbors? Can Susan and her husband in Cape Canaveral Florida retire in a year and a half and should they pay off their mortgage? And how can Edith and Archie in Kansas maximize Roth Conversions and factor paying off th...

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November 28, 2023 49 mins

Last-minute tax questions answered: should Brad in Wahoo, NE save to his regular 401(k) instead of his Roth 401(k) so he can claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit? Should Jennifer and Zeke in NY set up a Roth IRA and file taxes for their 13-year-old that’s got some earned income? Does Cindy in San Diego have to report her Medicare Advantage over-the-counter medication benefit on her taxes? And should our buddy Car...

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Planning to retire early? Joe and Big Al spitball on bridging the gap to your retirement income when there’s a pension in the mix, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 456. Manley and his wife are in their early 50s and have teacher’s pensions. Can they retire in 2 and a half, or even one and a half years? Can Bucky in the Midwest retire in 2024, and can Henry Karl Kittensburg III retire i...

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Steve & Sharon in Minnesota are high earners - can they get more money into their Roth IRA without paying more tax? Should Fred in western New York do Roth conversions before required minimum distributions kick in? If Mike in Utah saves on healthcare premiums now, will that mean large RMDs and tax bills for him later? Should Mark in Maryland do a backdoor Roth after maxing out his 401(k)? And should Joseph in Kansas c...

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Will Ron and Candy in Connecticut ever be able to retire, and are Bruce and Selina in Philly saving enough to retire? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 454 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Plus, are Pebbles and Bam Bam in Kentuckystone missing anything when it comes to using their brokerage account to pay Roth Conversion taxes? And Susan in San Diego is 55, spends about $36K a year, and ...

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Can Jessie and Becky in Iowa retire now at age 52? Should Robert and his wife file their taxes separately, to pay less tax on their required minimum distributions? Can Joe and Al validate Mike in Minnesota’s retirement plan, and does a backdoor Roth make sense for him? How in the world will Mike in New York be able to retire at a reasonable age? And what will retirement income look like for Marty in San Diego? Just sp...

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Why does Becca in Florida’s advisor "poo-poo" her strategy for funding 529 plans for education? Keith, commenting on Spotify, wants to know about reimbursing yourself from a 529 plan for the scholarship amount used for education without penalty, and Wendy way up in New York wants to know if she should use retirement funds to pay for college and home renovations. Plus, what are the pros and cons of starting Roth conver...

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Should Jim in New Jersey do the YMYW-infamous Megatron (the Mega Backdoor Roth IRA) or use his Roth 401(k) - and how can he keep bonds out of his Roth accounts? Joe and Big Al discuss the January first start date when it comes to the 5-year rule on Roth conversions for Nancy in Wisconsin, and they spitball on those Roth clocks for withdrawals and tax-efficient investments for Johnny Mercer in Savannah, GA, who also wa...

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