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Wednesday, 09 September 2020 01:00

Three Ways to Become a Millionaire

Many Americans say they want to be a millionaire, but it’s just a dream for most. Credit-Suisse reports that in 2020 there were 18.6 million individuals (representing 11.8 million households) that had a net worth of at least $1 million or more. This is 3% of the U.S. population.

Trillions are held in traditional IRAs and 401(k)s. However, this creates a ticking tax time bomb because any money withdrawn is taxed as ordinary income (think wages or profits from any small business you own). You got a tax deduction from your original deposit and your earnings were tax-deferred until you pulled money out (typically in retirement). If you had deposited $250,000 over the decades while working, and were lucky enough for it to be worth $1 million at retirement, all $1 million will be taxed as ordinary income when you spend it.

Since 2009, I have typically given at least 40 talks per year and thousands have attended my financial seminars. Many have seen me for a consultation on their taxes, investments, and retirement planning and I’ve noticed that no more than 2% have more than $30,000 in a Roth IRA account. The main reason is that Americans love getting the immediate tax deduction when they contribute to a traditional IRA or 401(k) account. The earnings are tax-deferred, but then all withdrawals (with the bulk taken during retirement) are taxed as ordinary income. This is only fair because traditional IRA or 401(k) contributions come from either wage earnings from a job or profits from one’s business.

These are very advanced planning tools that are very different from what 99 percent of individuals use. Ed Slott, the nation’s most quoted expert on advanced IRA strategies, says that at most 2% of CPAs specialize in advanced IRA strategies and very few attorneys understand these strategies.

Thursday, 04 February 2016 23:59

Common Sense about Roth and Multi-Generational IRAs

Warren Buffett says that very few people exhibit common sense in their investments and financial strategies. This article will focus on comparing how most view the Traditional IRA versus using two advanced strategies: the Roth IRA and the Multi-Generational IRA (MGIRA).

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 10:05

What Warren Buffett Might Say About Taxes

Warren Buffett is known as the Greatest Stock Market Investor of the last 5 decades. In 2015, he was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 3rd wealthiest person in the world. He is known for many wise sayings about investments; the world of money; and life.

 

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