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 These recorded broadcasts may contain outdated or obsolete information.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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EDU: Philosophy of the Bucketing Strategy

January 16, 2019

EDU: Philosophy of the Bucketing Strategy

Previously when discussing “Bucketing,” Jim and Chris have primarily focused on the “how”.  On this podcast, they focus on the “why” and explain the philosophy and justification for the bucketing strategy.  The guys also discuss a recent academic study from Barcelona, Spain that questions the viability of bucketing as a retirement planning strategy and explain...

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Q&A: Beneficiaries, Medicare Premium Surcharges, SS Benefits, Roth Conversion

January 12, 2019

Q&A: Beneficiaries, Medicare Premium Surcharges, SS Benefits, Roth Conversion

Jim and Chris answer four more listener questions on this edition of the Retirement and IRA Show – Q&A: They answer a Californian listener’s question about stretch IRA accounts and what happens when the beneficiary dies.  They discuss naming a trust as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy for a listener from Virginia.  They also answer an Illinois resident’s question...

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EDU: Funding HSAs with IRAs

January 9, 2019

EDU: Funding HSAs with IRAs

Jim and Chris discuss how to take advantage of a one-time lifetime election funding your Health Savings Account (HSA) from an IRA.  They point out some tips and warnings about this process. This may be a particularly useful topic for listeners trying to get an HSA started. http://media.blubrry.com/the_retirement_and_ira_show/p/s3.amazonaws.com/TheRetirementandIRAShow/RAIRA-Show-EDU-Y19E01.mp3...

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Q&A: Catch-up Contributions, Spousal Benefits, Dignity Floor, Short-term Insurance

January 5, 2019

Q&A: Catch-up Contributions, Spousal Benefits, Dignity Floor, Short-term Insurance

Jim and Chris answer listeners’ questions on multiple topics during this podcast. Are $6000 personal catch-up contributions included in the $56K workplace contribution maximum? A listener in Virginia has a question regarding spousal Social security benefits. Can his spouse collect these SS benefits if she is caring for a granddaughter full time? A third listener wants to know how best to...

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Edu: Target Date Funds

January 2, 2019

Edu: Target Date Funds

Are you using a Target Date Fund in your retirement portfolio but aren’t quite sure how they work? Join Jim and Chris as they delve into some of the most common misunderstandings about Target Date Funds. https://media.blubrry.com/the_retirement_and_ira_show/p/s3.amazonaws.com/TheRetirementandIRAShow/RAIRA-Show-EDU-Y18E14.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:27 —...

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Q&A: 401k Strategies, Earnings Test

December 22, 2018

Q&A: 401k Strategies, Earnings Test

Join Jim and Chris as they answer questions regarding 401k strategies and working while receiving Social Security. This week a Minnesota listener asks whether they should rollover their 401k with a previous employer and another listener wonders how to get the best tax rate on 401k withdrawals. Also, a Missouri listener ponders self-employment in retirement and a Wisconsin listener looks for some...

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