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Tax rates 10 years from now are likely to be much higher than they are today. Is your retirement plan ready? Learn how to avoid the coming tax freight train and maximize your retirement dollars.

Tax rates 10 years from now are likely to be much higher than they are today. Is your retirement plan ready? Learn how to avoid the coming tax freight train and maximize your retirement dollars.
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Tax rates 10 years from now are likely to be much higher than they are today. Is your retirement plan ready? Learn how to avoid the coming tax freight train and maximize your retirement dollars.

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Episodes

Jill Schlesinger from CBS Radio Interviews David McKnight

1/15/2019
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The best financial decision that David has ever made was to acknowledge that taxes are going to be dramatically higher in the future than they are today. David is a husband and father of seven and has been in the financial services industry since day one. He was selling insurance policies at the beginning of his career and became an independent financial advisor in 2001. David mainly deals with clients who are retiring or in retirement and focuses in particular on the tax outlook. He aims...

Duration:00:31:19

The Volatility Buffer with David McKnight

1/8/2019
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The 4% rule says there is a percentage that you can withdraw from your assets once you hit retirement, and still have a reasonable expectation that your money will not run out before you die. The industry runs Monte Carlo scenarios where they look at your stock allocations and run simulations, to see the likelihood of your money outlasting you. They have determined that if you have a 60% stock allocation, you have an 85% chance that your money will last through your retirement, as long as...

Duration:00:14:35

Pensions and the Zero Percent Tax Bracket with David McKnight

1/2/2019
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About half of the people that David sees have pensions. The younger you are the less likely you are to have a pension. The burning question these people always have once they believe that tax rates are going to be higher in the future is “what can I do if I have a pension?” Have you elected the income option on the pension? Once you set that in motion, there is no way to unwind it. If you haven’t made your payment option yet, your company may offer a Lump Sum Distribution Alternative...

Duration:00:12:31

Clark Howard Article With David McKnight

12/25/2018
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There is no retirement planning class based on the Power of Zero book, but there is one that David created. He’s taught it to hundreds of advisors across the country. The Power of Zero is not the basis of the class, but it may be a homework assignment. The workshop conveys the idea that even in a rising tax rate environment, there is still a mathematically perfect amount of money you need in your taxable and tax-deferred buckets LIRP’s are the same greatness as Roth IRA’s. As with all...

Duration:00:33:37

Power of Zero Documentary with David McKnight

12/18/2018
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Some people don’t read books. Creating a documentary is a way to reach those people. Plenty of people read the book but are still unconvinced that tax rates are going to be higher in the future than they are today. The documentary was a way of bringing together the most compelling experts in the country with something meaningful to say about debt and putting them on record. The tax train is coming. If you were sitting on a train track with a huge freight train bearing down on you what you...

Duration:00:14:55

The Tax Sale of a Lifetime with David McKnight

12/11/2018
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One of the things we tell 75 million Baby Boomers preparing to retire is that tax rates are going to be higher in the future. Some people will point to the latest tax cuts and think that the urgency of David’s message is diminished. David Walker has famously said we have to double taxes, reduce spending by a half, or some combination of the two. The question is what did we do with this latest tax cut? We lowered taxes but also increased spending by $1.5 trillion over the next ten...

Duration:00:14:29

The Life Insurance Retirement Plan with David McKnight

12/4/2018
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The tax free paradigm essentially says there is an ideal amount of money you should have in your taxable and tax deferred buckets. Everything above and beyond that should be systematically repositioned in the tax free bucket. The ideal amount of money in your taxable bucket is around 6 months of your basic living expenses. The ideal amount of money in your tax deferred bucket should be low enough that Required Minimum Distributions in retirement are equal to or less than whatever your...

Duration:00:27:25

The Power of Tax Free Investments with David McKnight

11/27/2018
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Do you believe tax rates will be higher in the future than they are today? There is about $21 trillion in the 401(k)’s and IRA’s across the country. If you were to look at the cumulative amount of money in Roth IRA’s and Roth conversions, there is only about a trillion dollars. Most people believe taxes will be higher down the road and aren’t doing anything about it. You are either going to pay the IRS now, or you are going to pay them later. It’s as simple as that. If you put money into...

Duration:00:18:00

Tax Deferred Investments with David McKnight

11/20/2018
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The number one piece of information you should consider when thinking about your tax deferred bucket is what you think the tax rate will be when you take out your money. Will it be higher or lower? You may hear the argument that If you take money out of your Roth IRA, you will have less money working for you and less money for your retirement. However, that’s not true. People think the money in their Roth IRA account is theirs, but really you have entered into a business partnership with...

Duration:00:19:17

The Taxable Bucket with David McKnight

11/13/2018
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The taxable bucket contains investments that you get to pay a tax on. Things like savings accounts, money markets, stocks, and bonds. You know your investment is taxable when you receive a 1099 from the IRS. These are not the most efficient investments in the world. You can have as much money as you want in your taxable bucket, as long as you recognize that there is a financial consequence for doing so. It may not seem like a big deal, but if you take those inefficiencies and amortize...

Duration:00:16:05

The Coming Tax Storm with David McKnight

11/1/2018
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There is a massive disconnect between what people think the future of tax rates will look like and what they are doing to prepare for it. If you believe that tax rates will be 1% higher than they are today, you should have as much money as you can in tax-free vehicles like a Roth IRA. The national debt is currently around $21 trillion dollars. A lot of people think that is not necessarily a big deal since that is only 106% of GDP but that is only a piece of the overall picture. If we were...

Duration:00:16:35