Reducing Required Minimum Distributions

July 29, 2017

After receiving some interesting advice from financial advisors, a listener asks if there really is a way to reduce your required minimum distributions (RMDs). Jim and Chris discuss this topic and also answer a question from a second listener involving Social Security Spousal Benefits. If an individual collects Social Security early, can she later file to collect a spousal benefit?...

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Tax and Planning Issues for Unmarried Couples

July 22, 2017

The first thing to figure out is whether you’re married or not, since common law marriage rules differ from state to state. From there, things can become even more confusing. Chris and Justin Fundalinski discuss some of the matters that need to be considered if you’re in a relationship that hasn’t been formalized by a legal marriage....

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Market Downside Protection

July 15, 2017

How can you protect your assets from market downside risk? A listener sent Jim and Chris a complex question involving just this topic. The listener is 60, single and has no children. He’s interested in working until age 70 and wants to protect his assets from a market downturn. The listener has some ideas on how to accomplish this, but his plan has a few misconceptions regarding 401(k)s,...

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Welcome Back Chris!

July 8, 2017

We begin the show with Chris describing his recent travel experience to Vietnam.  He talks about the Vietnamese retirement system which consists of little more than relying on friends and family, as he will explain.  Then Jim and Chris talk about two recent court cases regarding mistakes that people made with their IRA’s.  Justin Fundalinski joins Jim and Chris to talk about an unique...

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Happy Independence Day Weekend!

July 1, 2017

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy Independence Day weekend! We’re taking the weekned off for the holiday, but we’ll be back next week with a new show!

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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.