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 These recorded broadcasts may contain outdated or obsolete information.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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Beneficiary Designations

December 24, 2016

Have you taken a look lately at how beneficiaries are designated on your retirement accounts? Sometimes the paperwork can be confusing. Jim and Chris answer questions regarding these beneficiary designations. They also answer a question regarding removing money from a 401 (k). What funds come out first: contributions, matching funds or gross?...

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Deadlines for Roth Conversions

December 17, 2016

The deadline for a Roth Conversion is quickly approaching. So quickly in fact that you may not have time to get all the paperwork done. Jim and Chris discuss the deadline, 60 Day Rollovers and the Step Doctrine to help you through this process if you still want to convert before the end of the year. They also answer emails from listeners: Why does an account with higher fees outperform an...

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New IRA Proposals

December 10, 2016

New IRA Proposals

Jim, Chris and Peter Scott discuss the changes to IRAs that were proposed in the 2017 Congressional Budget including: abolishing Stretch IRAs, requiring RMDs from Roth IRAs, eliminating the Back-Door Roth, establishing maximum IRA funding limits, abolishing the Net Unrealized Appreciation rules and eliminating RMDs for IRAs with less than $100 thousand....

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Mixed Bag of Topics for the Year End

December 3, 2016

Today’s show covers a mixed bag of topics.  Your hosts Jim and Chris start the show with an answer to a listeners email about making a 401(k) withdrawal.  Then the boys will provide an explanation on why bonds decline when interest rates increase.  Lastly, Jim and Chris provide a year end checklist of financial planning topics....

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Spousal Benefit and Estate Planning Questions

November 26, 2016

Spousal Benefit and Estate Planning Questions

Chris and special guest Estate Planning Attorney Peter Scott answer email questions from listeners.  First up, Chris discusses social security strategies regarding “Spousal Benefits” and the rule changes that have occurred over the last year. Peter follows up with a detailed answer to a question involving land-lease agreements in an estate plan.  Peter discusses various terms that...

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Tax Implications of Special Needs Trusts

November 19, 2016

Tax Implications of Special Needs Trusts

Jim & Chris discuss the difference between Accumulation Trusts and Conduit Trusts as well as the various considerations when putting together a Special Needs Trust with a focus on the tax implications. Also, Jim & Chris answer emails from listeners regarding Social Security privatization, and provide clarifications on the timing of doing Roth Conversions and Re-characterizations....

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