Our Past Shows
Here you will find a year's worth of our past radio shows. Please understand, due to compliance and supervisory guidelines, there is a lag time from when a show first broadcasts to when it can be listed here for later playback. If the show you want is not available, please check back again soon.
Although Jim and Chris strive to make their show ─ and the information presented − topical and pertinent at the time of original broadcast, please recognize the financial world is constantly changing and evolving. These recorded broadcasts may contain outdated or obsolete information. Never make any financial, tax or investment decisions with information contained on these shows without first consulting with your legal, tax and/or financial advisor(s).
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January 30, 2016
You want to leave an inheritance to your children, but one of your kids is responsible with their money and one is not. Peter answers a question from a listener regarding how to structure an inheritance to be fair to multiple children but protect the spendthrift from themselves. Jim, Chris and Peter also discuss what Trust Decanting is and why it may benefit you and they look at the recent...Listen Now
January 23, 2016
You would think that naming a child as a co-owner of a bank or investment account would be a good idea, right? That way, if something happens to you they can more easily help you pay your bills. Jim, Chris and Peter discuss why naming your children on these accounts may be more if a headache than a help. They also answer a couple of listeners’ questions. How can you correct a Social...Listen Now
January 16, 2016
What is the difference between withdrawing your Social Security application and suspending your benefit? Jim, Chris and Peter answer this email question from a listener. They also discuss why the Social Security Administration gives you options for your claiming date if you file for your benefit after your full retirement age. Among other topics, they clarify the tax basis on a Roth conversion,...Listen Now
January 9, 2016
Jim and Chris (Peter is out this week) answer questions from listeners including: When your FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) Special Retirement Supplement stops, should you claim your Social Security benefit or wait until age 70? If you converted a traditional IRA that was funded in part with non-deductible contributions, how much of the conversion would be tax free? And… if one...Listen Now
January 2, 2016
Chris and Peter discuss some of the tax changes and extensions for 2016 including the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015, tax-free distributions from IRAs for charitable donations, SIMPLE IRA rollovers and a few others. They also discuss some estate planning concerns from listeners including things to consider if your original estate plan was drawn up in another state, transferring...Listen Now
December 19, 2015
Jim, Chris and Peter answer an email question from a listener regarding silver coins being held in a Roth IRA. Since the coins have lost value since the original investment, the listener wants to know if he can remove the coins from the Roth without any penalty since the listener isn’t yet 59 1/2. Jim, Chris and Peter also answer a caller’s question asking the difference between PERA...Listen Now