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Ep 58: If Taxes Are Supposed to Go Up, Why Did They Just Go Down? with David McKnight

December 10, 2019
David gets a number of emails from listeners saying that he’s been wrong for years and the central thesis of the Power of Zero paradigm is incorrect. The question is, do the tax cuts of 2016 delegitimize what he and others have been saying? In reality, the problem has only compounded since the tax c...

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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 58
If Taxes Are Supposed to Go Up, Why Did They Just Go Down? with David McKnight
December 10, 2019Duration: 12:10

David gets a number of emails from listeners saying that he’s been wrong for years and the central thesis of the Power of Zero paradigm is incorrect. The question is, do the tax cuts of 2016 delegitimize what he and others have been saying? In reality, the problem has only compounded since the tax c...

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Ep 57
What Is a Risk Multiplier? with David McKnight
December 4, 2019Duration: 21:42

When someone is talking about a risk multiplier, they are essentially talking about longevity risk. The longer you live, the more likely it is for you to experience a subset of risks that could completely derail your retirement plan. There first major risk is the long term care risk. In many ways, y...

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Ep 56
When Bumping from a 12% to a 22% Tax Bracket Makes Sense with David McKnight
November 27, 2019Duration: 16:11

David is generally very reluctant to recommend something that would cause someone to bump from a 12% tax bracket into a 22% tax bracket. We’re trying to avoid the tax apocalypse that’s coming down the road, and that means thinking about the future. There are some circumstances where it makes sense t...

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Ep 55
The 12 Rules for a Power of Zero Retirement with David McKnight
November 20, 2019Duration: 17:25

Rule #1: Everyone’s situation is different, and there is no cookie cutter approach. You can’t pick up the Power of Zero book and have the exact recipe for success. It will need to be tailored to your personal situation. Rule #2: It is unlikely that you will be in a lower tax bracket in retirement. T...

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Ep 54
The Holy Grail of Financial Planning with David McKnight
November 13, 2019Duration: 18:39

When David is working with a client, his recommendation is to reach the zero percent tax bracket is by having 5 to 7 streams of tax-free income. These can include Roth IRA’s, Roth 401(k)’s, and L.I.R.P.’s. David often asks advisors what they think is his favorite. Rarely, will anyone guess the truth...

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