David prefers to be a clear-eyed realist and face things head on, mincing words about the fiscal situation of the United States would be a disservice to everyone. One of the big things that people have asked about after the previous episode is whether shifting all their money to tax-free will do any...Listen to Episode
The new year brings important changes to the IRS tax code along with various thresholds that we have to know about when it comes to Power of Zero planning. We have to be keenly aware of these thresholds because they can end up being landmines if we’re not doing things correctly. The new income thres...Listen to Episode
For a grim depiction, check out this article The Mathematical Certainty of U.S. Government Default by Ptolemy3 about the future of the US government’s debt situation. The US government reached the tipping point at least fifteen years ago where the only way out will be default. People who calculate d...Listen to Episode
The SECURE Act was passed a couple of weeks ago and we now know what it’s implications are. The big thing that everyone is talking about is that it eliminates the lifetime stretch provision for non-spouse beneficiaries of IRA’s, 201(k)’s, and Roth IRA’s. Now, if you’re leaving your IRA to a non-spou...Listen to Episode
One of the most common questions that David gets is regarding what happens to the Medicare Part B premium if someone engages in a Power of Zero tax strategy. Are there unexpected consequences of shifting money from tax-deferred to tax-free? When you do a Roth conversion, it doesn’t count towards the...Listen to Episode
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