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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Cornucopia of Retirement Topics

November 12, 2016

Jim and Chris answer emails from listeners on different retirement topics. What triggers the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) or the Government Pension Offset (GPO) if you have a non-covered pension? How does the WEP or GPO work when you can also collect Social Security? What should you look for in a financial advisor? And… what is the best way to spend from your retirement portfolios?...

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Roth IRA Conversion Season

November 5, 2016

It’s Roth Conversion Season again! Jim and Chris discuss what a Roth Conversion is and some important things to consider when converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. They also answer a listener’s question on converting a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to a Roth IRA. http://media.blubrry.com/the_retirement_and_ira_show/p/s3.amazonaws.com/TheRetirementandIRAShow/RAIRA-Show-11-05-16.mp3...

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Jim Saulnier and Associates | 970-530-0556 | 506 East Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Ed Slott Advisor recognition requires an advisor to be well versed on the rules and regulations regarding IRAs. The advisor must attend two live training sessions and pass two written exams annually to remain in the program. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC (“RIA Firm”) is a registered investment adviser located in Fort Collins, CO. Jim Saulnier & Associates, LLC may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. Current registered states: CA, CO, PA, TX, WA, IL Insurance products and services are offered and sold through James H. Saulnier, a Colorado licensed insurance producer, only in those states in which he is reciprocally licensed or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from licensing requirements. Current reciprocal insurance licensing in these states: AZ, CA, CA, CN, FL, HI, IA, MA, MD, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY Click here for a more detailed disclosure.