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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

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San Diego, CA

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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

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@ymywshow

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English

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


Episodes
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How to Manage Taxes When You Win the Lottery - 478

4/23/2024
So you won the lottery - congratulations! After you celebrate, should you rip off the band-aid and convert the entire lump sum payment to a Roth IRA? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 478 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Also, Bucky in WA is required to have the same asset allocation in his traditional and Roth 401(k). Joe and Big Al spitball on his options, along with the pros and cons of consolidating retirement accounts for Scott in NC, and they explain the spousal Roth IRA for Rock Rochester in Manistique, MI. Plus, should Scott in Jackson, MS sign up for the state public employees’ retirement system or a traditional retirement plan? Can Driving Fast, Loving Life in TX speed away in her Porsche from RSU capital gains? And should she and her hubbs retire abroad? Finally, can Sean in Reno, NV buy a million dollar vacation home in 10 years, and can Jennifer in La Mirada, CA afford to retire after being forced out of a 21-year career? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-478 Timestamps: Free Financial AssessmentRestricted Stock Units (RSU)Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP)

Duration:00:52:06

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What’s the Break-Even Point on Roth Conversions? - 477

4/16/2024
Are there ever times when going all Roth isn’t the best strategy? How do you determine the break-even point on doing Roth conversions? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast number 477, as Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA spitball on marginal vs. effective tax rates for Joseph Allen, saving to after-tax brokerage or pre-tax 403(b) for Gigi in Illinois, the arithmetic of Roth conversions for Carl Spackler in Florida, and the mega backdoor Roth for Jefe in Texas. For something completely different, we’ll wrap it up with a discussion of tax forms that need to be filed for your solo 401(k) depending on the account balance, for Smitty in The Villages. Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-477 Timestamps: EASIretirement.comRetirement Income Strategies GuideHow to Create a Steady Stream of Retirement Income

Duration:00:46:36

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Which Mortgage for Early Retirement? What is Private Credit? - 476

4/9/2024
What is private credit and where does it fit in your investment portfolio? At age 60, Hope is tired of working and she’s hoping to retire in 2-3 years. Should she factor home equity into her retirement spending plan with a reverse mortgage? Which mortgage option for a Houston dream home is best for Nisa in San Jose’s early retirement goals? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast number 476 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Plus, Wayne in Phoenix needs to know how the section 121 tax exclusion works on a vacation home, and Jack and Jill in the UAE have questions about tax gain harvesting and the foreign earned income exclusion. Finally, are Joe and Big Al off their strategy game? A Spotify listener takes the fellas to task about the Affordable Care Act subsidy discussed in episode 472, and challenges their spitball for Duke and Daisy’s retirement spending plan in episode 475. Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-476 Timestamps: • 00:00 - Intro • 01:03 - What Is Private Credit? (Janine, La Jolla, CA) • 08:07 - Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for Me? (Hope) • 14:21 - Using Reverse Mortgages To Secure Retirement with Dr. Wade Pfau - YMYW Podcast 117 • How Your Home Can Create Retirement Income - YMYW TV • 14:59 - Which Mortgage Option is Best for Me in Early Retirement? (Nisa, San Jose, CA) • 24:04 - Section 121 Tax Exclusion on a Vacation Home? (Wayne, Phoenix, AZ) • 26:48 - What You Need to Know Before Filing Your Taxes in 2024 webinar • 2024 Tax Planning Guide • 27:39 - Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: Can I Harvest Long-Term Capital Gains? (Jack & Jill, UAE) • 37:06 - ACA Subsidy & Retirement Spitball: Are Joe and Big Al Off Their Strategy Game? (Spotify commenter) • 45:02 - The Derails

Duration:00:49:41

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Is Your Retirement Withdrawal Rate Too High? - 475

4/2/2024
Will Duke and Daisy’s retirement spending plan work? If you’re a fan of hearing Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA debate, you’re in luck today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 475, as they disagree on assumptions when it comes to retirement planning. The EASIretirement.com calculator says Chuck in South Carolina could convert even more to Roth, and the fellas spitball on the pros and cons. Plus, what should Chuck’s asset allocation be for his daughters, and how should Scott in Kansas City’s parents allocate their assets? Can Rothaholic undo his Roth conversion? Brian Fantana and his wife are in their 30s and want to retire at 60. Are they on track? Ricky in Alabama wants to avoid Medicare’s IRMAA, or income related monthly adjustment amount. Should he spend from his IRA or from his Roth? Daniel in Whittier wants to know what exactly counts for IRMAA income, anyway? And finally, Elisa in Fremont wants to know, with the new SECURE Act 2.0 rules, when can you transfer 529 college savings funds to Roth? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-475 Timestamps: Withdrawal Strategy GuideRetirement calculatorChoosing a Financial Advisor blogSmall Business Tax Filing Guide2024 Tax Planning WebinarRetirement Lifestyles Guide

Duration:00:51:59

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How to Take the Uncertainty of Taxes Off the Table - 474

3/26/2024
Jimmy in Wisconsin will have a pension, Social Security, and a seven year retirement shortfall. How should he cover it? Skipper in Texas has some unusual pension options, which makes the most sense for his retirement needs? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 474 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Should Mike and Carol in Virginia wait to do Roth conversions if they’ll be in a lower tax bracket in retirement? Where should Duncan in Texas invest in the 10 years before he retires early? Would it be stupid for Jay Z in Minnesota to miss out on free Roth opportunities? Can Ben in San Francisco’s “friend” use the rule of 55 on a rollover retirement plan? And finally, YMYW is fun, but of limited value, according to a recent review. Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-474 Timestamps: EASIretirement.comComplete Roth Papers Package

Duration:00:54:28

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Does Your Financial Advisor Just Want to Collect Fees? - 473

3/19/2024
Why would a financial advisor suggest that Frank in Lake Wobegon sell a piece of inherited property, pay 25% tax, and invest the lump sum? Mark in Florida is 72 and invested in CDs. Should he go back to his financial advisor, or just buy more CDs? That’s today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 473 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Plus, Adam in Tennessee will have deferred income in 5 years. Should his asset allocation be more conservative? And in order to retire early at age 55, should Lewis in Arkansas delay starting Roth conversions? But first, if Mike’s wife outlives him, how can he keep her in a similar tax bracket? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-473 Timestamps: 10 Tax-Cutting Moves to Make NowTop 10 Tax Tips2024 Tax Planning webinarInvesting Basics Guide

Duration:00:46:42

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Will Roth Conversions Put You On Track to Retire Early? - 472

3/12/2024
Rob and his wife in North Carolina are 51 and 44 and would like to retire in the next 3-5 years. Are they on track, and what should they consider as far as Roth conversions are concerned once the tax brackets go back up, which they’re slated to do when that provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act sunsets at the end of 2025? Is Mark in West Virginia on track to retire at 59 and a half, and do Joe and Big Al have any pointers on how he can find the love of his life? Mike and Gina in Rhode Island are optimistic about retiring early at 61 and 58, but is their optimism delusional? Jake in rural Michigan is self employed. Can he do Roth conversions to retire at age 60 and hang with Big Al in Hawaii? Retirement readiness and Roth conversions, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 472 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. But first, the fellas spitball on a retirement and real estate strategy for (50 Shades of) Grey and Elena in Massachusetts. Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-472 Timestamps: 01:04 - Real Estate Puts Us in High Bracket. Max Retirement & Roth, Save to Brokerage? (Grey & Elena, MA)Social Security Basics You Need to Know: Common Questions AnsweredSocial Security HandbookEASIretirement.com

Duration:00:50:13

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How Much Should You Convert to Roth IRA? - 471

3/5/2024
Big Tex, Paul in Maryland, and Nick in Alabama all need to know how much money they should convert to Roth to pay as little tax as possible, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 471 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Johnny and June forgot to convert their backdoor Roth money - are they in trouble? Darren in Nevada has no plans at all to do Roth conversions, but surprisingly still listens to YMYW, and still wants a spitball on his retirement and real estate investment strategies. Plus, can Lolly Pop in New Jersey be less miserly and back off on saving for retirement? Can John in South Carolina use this year’s lower income to reduce his Medicare premiums? And finally, if Ordinary Guy in Boston meets an untimely demise, should that change his plans to retire early? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-471 Timestamps: DIY Retirement GuideFinancial Markets Master Class webinar

Duration:00:53:45

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Spitballing Retirement for Fat Wallets - 470

2/27/2024
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 Clopine, CPA spitball on, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast number 470. Plus, should Allen in New Braunfels’ recently widowed sister contribute to her traditional IRA and do some Roth conversions? Should Alicia in Denver take Social Security early to pay off her rental property, and how can Vern in Wickenburg Arizona buy a new home before or during the sale of his current home? Finally, Bryan in Washington needs to know the best investment strategy for his thrift savings plan, and Lyse in Georgia wonders when in a market downturn you should start spending your cash. Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-470 Timestamps: Why Asset Location Matters Are You Ready to Retire? Review Your Retirement ReadinessEASIretirement.com

Duration:00:48:45

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401(k) Ins & Outs, Roth Conversion Benefits, and Divorce Finances - 469

2/20/2024
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 college savings. Valerie in Portland wants to know what to do with her old 401(k), and how to invest her new retirement accounts. An advisor tells K-Dog in IN to save cash or open a Roth, then live on those funds and get free ACA "Obamacare" healthcare in early retirement. Is that really possible? Also, what should be Laura in WA’s sequence of retirement withdrawals, and is there any benefit to her doing Roth conversions? Should RJ in CA convert his or his wife’s rollover IRA to the top of the giant 24% tax bracket? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-469 Timestamps: 10 Steps to Improve Investing SuccessProtecting Your Retirement IncomeQ1 2024 Financial Markets Update Webinar

Duration:00:50:40

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How Much to Save in Tax-Free, Tax-Deferred, and Taxable Accounts? - 468

2/13/2024
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 conversion strategy a mistake? Should he be converting much more to Roth? The fellas also do a retirement spitball analysis for Tom in Spokane, WA, and for Claire in CO, who wants to retire next year. Plus, how does Matthew in CT calculate excess Roth contributions, and how should Thomas in IA reallocate assets he over-contributed to his brokerage account? But first a couple of voice messages: Now that Sean in FL no longer has a traditional IRA, can he use the backdoor Roth strategy? We kick things off with a question from Joe in Dallas on how to account for taxes on the money you’ll be spending in retirement. Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-468 Timestamps: 2024 Key Financial Data GuideRetirement Pop QuizFree Financial Assessment

Duration:00:45:40

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What Does Retirement Look Like for You? - 467

2/6/2024
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 Money, Your Wealth® podcast number 467 with Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA. Plus, Perry and his wife in Winston-Salem also have 403(b) plans and they wonder if they should take the lifetime annuity or the managed payout in retirement? Finally, should Brad in Sarasota, Florida reserve his health savings account money for long term care insurance? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-467 Timestamps: Retirement Rescue PlanRetirement Rescue GuideEASIretirement.com

Duration:00:42:02

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Roth Conversions to Pay Less Tax on Retirement Withdrawals - 466

1/30/2024
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 to know what impact Roth conversions will have on required minimum distributions after age 73? Joe Anderson, CFP® and Big Al Clopine, CPA spitball on all these Roth conversion tax reduction strategies, today on Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast 466. Plus, does the math make sense on a company-matched Kai-Zen indexed universal life insurance policy for Kickass Seabass in New Jersey? Ed in Virginia wants to know the earnings limits for family Social Security benefits. But first, can JJ in Florida’s retirement portfolio handle withdrawals of $150,000 per year? And from the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, what should midwestfabs’ post-employment asset allocation be? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-466 Timestamps: 2024 Financial Market Outlook Mile Markers to RetirementRetirement Readiness Guide

Duration:00:47:15

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Personal Finance 101: How to Teach Teens About Money - 465

1/23/2024
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 spitball on whether Grace in Seattle is on track to retire early at age 55. David and Victoria in Grand Rapids, Michigan are killing the game - in their early 30s with $400,000 income and over a million saved. When should they start funding the traditional retirement accounts instead of the Roth accounts? And, find out how the first annual Anderson Household Financial Summit went! Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes, and Ask Joe & Big Al On Air for your Retirement Spitball Analysis, at https://bit.ly/ymyw-465 Timestamps: EASIretirement.com10 Will & Trust Mistakes to Avoid | Estate Planning Estate Plan Organizer and Survivor’s Guide

Duration:00:46:10

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Tax Strategies, Backdoor Roth, Buy vs. Rent - 464

1/16/2024
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, Florida, and whether Jason in NOLA can do the backdoor after recharacterizing his contribution. Plus, should Kevin in Ohio make like the Steve Miller Band and "take the (pension) money and run"? Can Scott in Colorado make like Johnny Paycheck and "take his job and shove it" when it’s time for the rule of 55? And should Suzi and Peter consider long term care insurance and protecting their assets with an irrevocable trust? Access this week's free financial resources and the episode transcript in the podcast show notes at https://bit.ly/ymyw-464 Timestamps: Ask Joe & Big Al On AirMoney Makeover GuideComplete Money Makeover

Duration:00:55:19

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Retirement Investing, Roth Conversion Pros & Cons: YMYW Best of 2023 - 463

1/9/2024
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 traditional IRA, whether Roth conversions are really as good as they sound, and who’s right about the Roth conversion strategy, our listener or his advisor? Timestamps: How to Safely Invest and Protect $400K When You’re Risk Averse (Tyler, OH – voice - from episode 425, among YMYW most popular 2023 episodes on YouTube)07:43 -Stable Value Fund Vs. Brokerage Account for Living Expenses? (Sharon, Waukesha - voice - from episode 424, among YMYW most popular 2023 episodes on Apple Podcasts)17:02 - Mutual Funds vs. ETFs in a Tax-Advantaged Account? (Midwestfabs, St Paul, MN from episode 420, among YMYW most popular 2023 episodes on Spotify)23:40 - How Should Young Savers Invest Pensions and Estimate Retirement Income Needs? (Adam, Oregon - from episode 413, among YMYW most popular 2023 episodes on Spotify)29:43 - I’m Not Sure Roth Conversions Are as Good as They Sound! (Christine, Seattle - from episode 440, among YMYW most popular 2023 episodes on Apple Podcasts)39:31 -Who’s Right About My Roth Conversion Strategy, Me or My Financial Advisor? (Brad, Sarasota, FL - from episode 409, published at the end of 2022, but one of our 2023 top viewed on YouTube)49:17 -We Have Too Much in Traditional IRA. How's Our Roth Conversion Plan? (Kelly, Idaho - from episode 423, among YMYW most popular 2023 episodes on YouTube)01:00:59 - The Best YMYW Derails of 2023 Access this week's free financial resources in the podcast show notes at https://bit.ly/ymyw-463 Emotional InvestingEmotionless Investing Guide Ultimate Guide to Roth IRAsEpisode Transcript & YMYW Best-Of 2023 Lists! Ask Joe & Big Al On Air

Duration:01:11:01

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Can You Retire Early at Age 50 or 60? - 462

1/2/2024
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 strategy with Canadian retirement funds, and Andi shares what she knows about target date funds. Timestamps: Access this week's free financial resources in the podcast show notes at https://bit.ly/ymyw-462

Duration:00:38:41

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Roth & Retirement Spitball, Insurance, and the Origins of YMYW - 461

12/26/2023
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, who is “benefit-less” in Kansas City, MO? Then, we wrap up the final episode of the year with the YMYW origin story. Timestamps: Access this week's free financial resources in the podcast show notes at https://bit.ly/ymyw-461 The

Duration:00:40:34

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How to Invest: Bonds, CDs, and Roth Conversions - 460

12/19/2023
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 of various safe investments, Roger and Jessica in Cowtown Ft. Worth need four different financial spitballs, and should M.E. in Atlanta do a Roth conversion and put money in a donor-advised fund in the same year? But first, Dianna in Spotsylvania needs an investing plan for her 86-year-old Mom. Timestamps: Access this week's free financial resources in the podcast show notes at https://bit.ly/ymyw-460 Top 10 Tax Tips

Duration:00:47:15

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Advisor Touts 8% Returns, But Says I Can Only Withdraw 4%?! - 459

12/12/2023
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 think about Steven in Connecticut’s “opposite of sequence of returns risk” strategy for retirement withdrawals and “bonuses”? Can listener Joe have an active and comfortable retirement at age 62? Elle in Los Angeles needs some spitballing on contributing to traditional or Roth 401k, student loans, and the potential tax benefits for paying mother in law for babysitting. The fellas also answer some more last-minute year-end tax questions for George, and for Chuck in Idaho. But first, Mike in CO gets priority with his voice message about tax loss harvesting. Timestamps: Access this week's free financial resources in the podcast show notes at https://bit.ly/ymyw-459

Duration:00:51:59