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Ep 82: What Happens if the U.S. Defaults on Its Debt?

May 27, 2020
The US is very likely to default on its debt at some in the future, but we’re just not sure exactly when. What we do know is that the sooner it happens to smaller the impact will be, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the case. The reality of our financial situation as of May of 2020 is the...

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David McKnight is a highly regarded speaker whose workshop The Power of Zero has been seen by thousands of Americans across the country. He has made frequent appearances on Bloomberg Radio, The New York Times, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Nasdaq.com, Reuters, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous other national publications. Most recently David was a main platform speaker at Forum 400, an annual gathering of the top 1% of financial advisors in the country. In the summer of 2014, he was a Focus Speaker at the annual world-wide meeting of the Million Dollar Round Table in Toronto, Canada.

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Ep 82
What Happens if the U.S. Defaults on Its Debt?
May 27, 2020Duration: 16:53

The US is very likely to default on its debt at some in the future, but we’re just not sure exactly when. What we do know is that the sooner it happens to smaller the impact will be, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the case. The reality of our financial situation as of May of 2020 is the...

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Ep 81
How to Turn the 2020 Waived RMD In Your Favor
May 20, 2020Duration: 13:20

The federal government has waived the Required Minimum Distributions for 2020. There are 20% of Americans who don’t spend their RMD’s which means that 80% of the population relies on those RMD’s to pay for daily expenses. This change affects anyone who had an RMD due in 2020 from their 401(k), IRA,...

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Ep 80
The Morality of the 0% Tax Bracket
May 13, 2020Duration: 14:13

Can you be in the 0% tax bracket and still be a good citizen?’ is a common question that David gets fairly frequently. David relates an exchange he had with a listener on Facebook where they stated that paying less taxes is inherently selfish and paying taxes is how we take care of people as a socie...

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Ep 79
How Long Will the Step-Up-Basis Loophole Last?
May 6, 2020Duration: 15:42

Families that aren’t quite rich enough to be affected by the Estate Tax, but have built wealth over time, have another benefit available to them called the step-up-basis loophole. Essentially, what happens with the step-up-basis loophole is when you pass on an investment to your beneficiaries, the p...

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Ep 78
Should I Do a Roth 401k?
April 29, 2020Duration: 15:18

Should you be contributing to your Roth 401(k)? The short answer is yes because anything with the word Roth in front of it is truly tax-free. What does it mean to be truly tax-free? Roth 401(k)’s pass both litmus tests for what makes something tax-free. If you’re younger than 50, you can put in $19,...

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