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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 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

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

Location:

San Diego, CA

Description:

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

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@ymywshow

Language:

English

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3131 Camino Del Rio North Centerside #2, Suite 1550 San Diego, CA 92108 1-877-222-6044


Episodes

Medicare, Social Security, and FIRE Early Retirement - 348

10/19/2021
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:...

Duration:00:40:44

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

10/12/2021
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:...

Duration:00:37:34

Buying and Selling Your House or Real Estate - 346

10/5/2021
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:...

Duration:00:31:27

Working or Retiring Abroad and Early Retirement Spitball - 345

9/28/2021
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:...

Duration:00:45:10

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

9/21/2021
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:...

Duration:00:47:16

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

9/14/2021
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:...

Duration:00:38:33

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

9/7/2021
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:...

Duration:00:45:34

Early Retirement Spitball Analysis - 341

8/31/2021
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:...

Duration:00:41:32

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

8/24/2021
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:...

Duration:00:50:02

Should We Do a Roth Conversion? - 339

8/17/2021
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:...

Duration:00:51:00

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

8/10/2021
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:...

Duration:00:42:35

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

8/3/2021
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:...

Duration:00:43:45

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

7/27/2021
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: https://bit.ly/YMYW-336

Duration:00:44:52

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

7/20/2021
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:...

Duration:00:46:14

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

7/13/2021
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:...

Duration:00:51:04

Are Financial Advisors Really Worth the Money? - 333

7/6/2021
Do you need a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional? Is a financial advisor worth hiring? What does a fee-only fiduciary do, anyway? We get these questions frequently, and now you can listen to Joe & Big Al’s answers from 2016 to the present, all in a single episode. Plus, how to measure CFP® performance, and when it’s time to part ways with your financial planner. Access the transcript and free financial resources, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air, all in the podcast show notes:...

Duration:00:52:00

Roth Conversions, Medicare, and Required Minimum Distributions - 332

6/29/2021
Do Roth IRA conversions increase Medicare premiums? How can you convert to Roth and stay below the IRMAA threshold (that is, Medicare’s Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount)? Also, a Roth conversion strategy to account for RMDs, those 5-year rules for withdrawing from your Roth depending on whether you’re over or under age 59 and a half, and “how much should I have in a Roth to be in a low tax bracket in retirement?” Financial resources, transcript, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air:...

Duration:00:37:19

What is the Best Age to Retire, Financially Speaking? - 331

6/22/2021
Financially, what's the ideal retirement age? Are Roth conversions to the 37% tax bracket a good idea when you've achieved FAHR (financial abundance, happily retired)? Should you stop investing and start saving cash when approaching retirement? You're maxing retirement accounts, should you save to a deferred comp plan too? Is the employee stock purchase plan too many eggs in one basket? And finally, how to pay for long-term care insurance? Podcast show notes, Ask Joe & Big Al On Air:...

Duration:00:47:09

Has the Government Ever Reduced Social Security Benefits? - 330

6/15/2021
Have Social Security payments ever been cut for those already receiving them? Plus, survivor benefits, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), and CalPERS. Also: what retirement accounts should you save into in what order? How should you withdraw from a brokerage account in retirement? And paying the tax on a Roth conversion, overfunding a 529 plan for education, and mortgage refinancing and interest deduction. Access the transcript and financial resources, ask Joe & Big Al On Air:...

Duration:00:48:25

How to Protect Investments Against a Stock Market Crash? - 329

6/8/2021
Strategies to protect your portfolio from a stock market crash: put options, collars, non-correlated alternative investments, and tax-managed buy-and-hold. Also: how to measure financial advisor performance? How does tax-loss harvesting work? Are health savings accounts (HSA) tax-free? Is alternative minimum tax (AMT) a concern when moving Roth to an annuity? And how to get your MIL not to smoke in your car? YMYW podcast show notes, free financial resources, transcript, Ask Joe & Al:...

Duration:00:44:32