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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

Financially Able But Afraid to Retire - 361

1/18/2022
The psychology of retirement: what if you’ve saved enough and you’re financially ready to retire, but you're paralyzed by the idea of no longer earning and saving? Plus, a Roth conversion strategy when your income is too high. How to know if it pays for you to convert & how much, and should you contribute to a rollover IRA before or after leaving a job? Finally, should you purchase long-term care insurance or self-insure? Show notes, free financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:31:22

Should You Invest in the Stock Market or Buy Real Estate? - 360

1/11/2022
You’ve saved money for a house downpayment. Should you invest it in the stock market until you’re ready to buy that property? Should a young saver take as much investing risk as possible, or buy a condo? Plus, the tax-efficiency of robo-advisor brokerage account withdrawals, backdoor Roth conversions under the Build Back Better Act, using a charitable remainder trust to avoid inherited IRA tax under the SECURE Act, and your comments. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al:...

Duration:00:34:55

Social Security Benefits for Spouses, Ex-Spouses, and Survivors - 359

1/4/2022
Learn how to get the biggest Social Security payment possible, whether you’re married, divorced, or entitled to survivor benefits. Can you still file and suspend? What’s a restricted application? What does “deemed” mean? Plus, the little-known family Social Security benefits. The first YMYW podcast of 2022 is a compilation of answers to all of your most recent spousal Social Security questions. Visit the show notes, download free financial resources, and Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:41:52

Roth Conversions, the Rule of 55, and Retirement Withdrawal Regrets - 358

12/28/2021
Spitballing Roth conversions: a conversion and pension lump sum strategy, converting vs. harvesting 0% long term capital gains, and how to avoid double taxed Roth conversions. Plus, how to allocate assets when using the Rule of 55? Do retirees regret not spending more in retirement? Will paying a thrift savings plan loan with real estate income avoid income tax? Will assets be better protected against litigation in a TSP or an IRA? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:41:39

Does the 5 Year Rule Apply to Each Roth Conversion? - 357

12/21/2021
Does the 5-year Roth clock start with every Roth conversion? Plus, a Social Security, Medicare, IRMAA, Roth conversion spitball, a self-employed retirement savings and tax planning spitball, and Delaware Statutory Trusts, security-based loans, charitable remainder trusts, and other charitable giving strategies explained. Also, will your portfolio grow faster with the help of a financial advisor? Visit the show notes for free financial resources and to Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:45:02

Spitballing Retirement and the Build Back Better Tax Proposal - 356

12/14/2021
Should those in the 35% tax bracket contribute to traditional 401(k) or Roth 401(k)? Should a self-employed cryptocurrency investor do Roth conversions or tax gain harvesting? Also, a retirement spitball for a couple, age 35, wanting to retire with $5M at age 60. Plus, do the SECURE Act rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) apply when inheriting an inherited IRA? Finally, comments on the latest Build Back Better Act. Show notes, financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:43:46

Saving and Investing for Retirement with Company Stock, Bonds, and VTSAX?

12/7/2021
How much company stock is too risky? Can I bonds be the "cash" in a portfolio? Would saving to a brokerage instead of 401(k) or 403(b) ever make sense? How should a self-employed investor in Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX) get retirement-ready? How to pay for new home construction and keep the earned income and child tax credits? Should Roth conversion funds come from retirement, brokerage, or Social Security? Show notes, financial resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:32:14

Retirement Pension Lump Sum or Monthly Annuity Payment? - 354

11/30/2021
Should you take your pension all at once in a lump sum when you retire or spread it out over monthly annuity payments? What if the lump sum choice requires moving your pension to an investment plan? Or maybe your only pension options are either 10-year period certain or joint with rights of survivorship? All of these pension spitball analyses are compiled into this single episode to help you choose between your own pension options. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:54:01

Retirement Spitballing, Social Security, and Hiring & Ghosting Financial Advisors - 353

11/23/2021
How does the “Buy, Borrow, Die” strategy of the uber-wealthy work? Stacking capital gains vs. Roth conversions, contributing to a non-deductible IRA vs. a brokerage account, and minimizing tax when a trust is the TSP beneficiary. Also, why delay Social Security to age 70 if you don’t need the money, and estimating benefits with a future salary of $0. Finally, can you “ghost” an advisor? Should you hire a financial advisor near you? Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:45:30

Dividends, Asset Classes, and Diversification: How to Invest for Retirement? - 352

11/16/2021
Can your investment portfolio be over diversified? How do dividends and net unrealized appreciation (NUA) work? How will ownership inequality in the stock market impact future returns for most investors? What do Joe & Big Al think of target date funds? Plus, the YMYW podcast is now on video! Watch the fellas spitball on annuities, bonds, long-term treasuries, risk tolerance, and the buckets of money investing strategy. Show notes, video clips, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:45:48

Estate Planning, Social Security, and TSP to Roth Conversions - 351

11/9/2021
Is there a step up in basis on (and advantage to) a joint tenants with rights of survivorship brokerage account? Is a charitable remainder trust a good way to liquidate property? Is there a point to Roth conversions when leaving your estate to charity? Should you name your trust as beneficiary on retirement accounts? When to draw from Social Security, pension, and annuity in retirement? Plus, Roth conversions from a thrift savings plan. Show notes, resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:47:32

Spitballing the Sequence of Retirement Savings - 350

11/2/2021
In what order you should contribute into which accounts for retirement? Joe & Al explain the reasoning behind the sequence of retirement savings and where a health savings account (HSA) fits. Following some retirement plan spitball analyses and Roth conversion strategizing, the fellas explain whether capital gains are taxed progressively, how required minimum distributions are taxed, & they revisit indexed universal life insurance. Show notes, free resources, Ask Joe & Al On Air:...

Duration:00:51:17

How to Pay the Tax on a Roth Conversion - 349

10/26/2021
Learn the basics of Roth IRA conversions, how to calculate the tax on a Roth conversion, when to pay the tax, and more. Plus, ideas for what to do with unused 529 plan education savings funds, rules for 401(a) accounts, understanding the alternative minimum tax, the latest tax proposals, how to calculate employer solo 401(k) contributions - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Visit the podcast how notes for free financial resources and to Ask Joe & Al your money questions:...

Duration:00:46:42

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