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 These recorded broadcasts may contain outdated or obsolete information.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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Social Security Widow’s Benefit

April 9, 2016

Social Security Widow’s Benefit

Jim Chris and Peter answer listener’s questions including: How can you best transition from receiving a Social Security widow’s benefit to one’s own retirement benefit? How do the new changes in Social Security affect survivor’s benefits?  And what needs to be in place for an estate to take an income tax deduction for a substantial charitable gift left in a will?...

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What’s a QLAC?

April 2, 2016

Have you heard of a QLAC, Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract? Jim, Chris and Peter discuss what QLACs are, how they work and how they could benefit you. And, while Jim is at a dentist appointment, Chris and Peter answer some email questions from listeners.  What kinds of Social Security claiming strategies are open to couples when there is a large age split between the spouses? What happens to...

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Reliability of Online Retirement Calculators

March 26, 2016

Have you seen those online retirement calculators? You’ll want to listen to this show before you try one out for yourself. Jim and Chris discuss the results of a Texas Tech/Utah Vally University study regarding just how accurate those calculators are.  Also, how good are we with making financial decisions as we get older? During the second half of the show Jim and Chris talk about a joint...

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Unified Transfer to Minors Act

March 19, 2016

Do you know what an UTMA account is? Jim, Chris and Peter discuss Unified Transfer to Minors Act accounts including: what is an UTMA? What are the rules regarding these accounts?  How can you best use an UTMA account and what are their limitations? They also talk about when you’ll receive a 1099 for tax purposes when you transfer money in and out of retirement accounts....

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Taxes and Roth Recharacterizations

March 12, 2016

Taxes and Roth Recharacterizations

Jim and Chris discuss what you can do to minimize the impact on your taxes if you converted an IRA to a Roth IRA and then the Roth dropped in value. They also discuss some potentially no-so-great financial advice that Chris heard on another radio show involving paying down debt and Thrift Savings Plan accounts. And… Jim and Chris answer a question from a caller regrading how much money you...

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Pension Lump-Sum Benefit

March 5, 2016

Pension Lump-Sum Benefit

Jim and Chris answer listeners’ email questions during this show including: if your pension has a lump-sum payment option, how can you calculate what that payment would be? Regarding Social Security, if an individual filed and suspended their benefit already, will the new Social Security rules impact him or her? If you have multiple IRAs, what are important things to consider if you want...

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