When you’ve made your small business both your livelihood and retirement plan, there’s a lot to sort out when you’re ready to sell it. Brian answers a question from the mailbag from someone ready to wash his hands of owning and running a storage facility. What can he do to avoid a big tax bill?
Are you prone to making these major mistakes when it comes to taxes and overpaying? You have to be looking at your income and looking at your deductions and strategize in order to avoid major tax mistakes. Are you doing everything you can do? One of the keys to cutting taxes is timing. What other strategies should you keep in mind?
We all have things that bother us. What kinds of things bother financial advisors like Brian? In this episode, Brian shares his biggest pet peeves in the financial industry, such as hidden fees, and how he advises his clients about them.
It’s quiz time! How would you grade your financial competency? Join us as we ask some critical questions when it comes to your finances. Stay tuned and test your knowledge by seeing how many of these questions you can answer! At the end of this episode, Brian will also answer a few questions from the mailbag.
What financial commandments should you be following? In this episode, we talk through what “thou shall” and “shall not” do when it comes to your finances and retirement planning. Brian shares some client examples of what this can look like and how to stay on the straight and narrow in order to reach your financial goals.
One listener recently inherited her father’s farm and an IRA and is thinking about cashing it all out in order to retire. Is this a good plan? Brian shares some of his own experience with moving and selling farm property. More than just the financial aspects of selling a family farm, there’s an emotional attachment you’ll want to consider. There are a few other options to think through besides selling.
When you meet with a financial advisor are they addressing your entire portfolio? More than simply IRAs and Roth investments, your advisor should see the whole picture. A major part of the picture is understanding tax-efficient investing. From 1031 exchanges to municipal bonds, you want to make sure to leverage your best options.
What if you could reduce one of your biggest expenses? For some, taxes are a major expense, so it’s vital that you are strategic about your taxes, both now and in the future. If your tax rate is in the high 20s and 30s, that bill could amount to a high portion of your total costs. In this episode, Brian talks through several strategies people consider when it comes to minimizing taxes and whether you should incorporate them into your financial plan.
What does it mean to be an accredited investor? Brian talks about what’s required and what it looks like if you qualify. The options are different for an accredited investor, which has come up for some of his clients in need of creative solutions such as a 1031 exchange. Another question is, are reverse 1031 exchanges legal? Later in the show, Brian shares about helping his clients through a 1031 exchange.
Knowing what we know now, past decisions might have been made differently. As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. When it comes to investing money, you don’t want to make detrimental mistakes that will leave you wishing you’d made different decisions in the past. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss why you shouldn’t take the same financial risks in retirement as you might have in your 30s and 40s.