We’re back to wrap up this two-part episode on year-end planning for 2023. In this episode, we’ll chat about several topics including the looming expiration of the current tax code in 2026, the increasing national debt, and the potential rise in tax rates. Don will also share how those in need of long-term care can leverage their IRA assets to minimize taxes, talk about the often-overlooked 0% capital gains tax bracket, discuss the importance of proactive tax planning, and more.
Join us for a two-part episode where we unpack our 2023 edition of key year-end planning strategies for those nearing or embracing their retirement years. With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time of year for these conversations. Listen in as we cover a range of topics, from IRA and 401k contribution limits to Roth IRA conversions and charitable giving options.
It’s Medicare open enrollment season, so in today’s episode, we’re going to dive into some of its complexities and share the common mistakes you want to avoid during this critical period. Listen in as Don and Marc discuss the differences between traditional Medicare, Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans, and stress the importance of understanding Medicare drug plans.
In a world where technology is integral to our daily lives, identity theft remains a significant concern. While we may be aware of the risks, it’s easy to let our guard down, often not realizing the gravity until we become victims ourselves. Join Don and Marc as they delve into the world of identity theft, shedding light on the risks and often-overlooked vulnerabilities that put us at risk.
As we move towards the end of the year, we’re looking over checklists for items that need some attention, and while it’s not specific year-end planning, now is a great time to address your estate plan.
We are all familiar with the term life span and the concern inflation and social security changes may impact living a long life. Today, we are going to talk about “health span” and what we need to think about as we live longer, and hopefully healthier, in retirement.
In this episode, we’re taking a look at the new Social Security cost of living changes for 2024. Join Don and Marc as they decode the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and its impact on Social Security and retirement planning. They uncover the intricate world of CPI categories, from CPI-U to CPI-W, and how they determine Social Security cost of living adjustments.
Why is this downgrade happening now and what does it mean to us as we save for and in retirement?
We want to explore that in this episode and get Don’s perspective on what happened after the last downgrade and try to determine what we can do as investors to protect ourselves moving forward.
Welcome to our 100th episode of Your Money & Your Life! Today we’re taking a nostalgic look back at the past five years, from personal milestones to macro-economic events, such as the fluctuating real estate market and interest rates. We even rewind to some previous episodes, examining how our predictions on technology’s role in investment strategies held up, and discussing the unforeseen impact of COVID-19 on our lives and finances.