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Annuity Alternatives [Video]

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Annuity Alternatives

Alternative investments are niche investments that don’t fall under the category of stocks, bonds, or cash. These alternative investments can either be real estate, precious metals, oil and gas, commodities, mutual funds, private equity or venture capital, hedge funds, managed futures, art and antiques, and derivatives contracts. Annuities are also one of those alternative investments.

Alternative investments are about as straightforward as it gets. But there is a lot of confusion about exactly what they are and if they’re right for you.

In this episode, Bryan Anderson covers topics on retirement, annuities, and alternative investments with John Balmer, a registered investment advisor in Los Angeles to answer your questions and help you learn more.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

[04:20] Different alternative investments in a low-yield environment — that are low-risk.
[07:43] Hedging strategies in retail investments.
[11:34] The importance of seeking professional help when choosing risky options.
[13:13] Strategies for dividend stocks.
[17:31] Opportunities to diversify your portfolio.
[19:44] Should you opt for preferred shares?

Key quotes:

“If you’re a long bond holder, and interest rates continue to spike on you, you’re going to suffer some principal loss.” -John Balmer
“Always seek professional help and seek professional advice from someone who knows exactly what they’re doing.” -John Balmer
“Annuities got to play a part in it for retirement or it should anyhow, but this is again, just a diversification opportunity for people who want to protect everything, but you probably shouldn’t have all your money into annuities.” -Bryan Anderson
“Nothing comes without risk.” -John Balmer
“True stability can only be found in a few places. And only one of them really has any yield to it.” -Bryan Anderson


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Will the “Build Back Better” Plan Eliminate Roth IRAs? [For Good] [Video]

Will the “Build Back Better” Plan Eliminate Roth IRAs - Mega Backdoor Roth IRAs for Good?SUBSCRIBE to NOT being a transaction ever again... us on Facebook! us on Twitter! us on the web: recent version of the Build Back Better Act has brought back retirement law changes that will curb high balance accounts and popular wealth building strategies including backdoor Roth IRAs and after-tax 401(k) contributions. The goal: Tax the wealthiest taxpayers to help pay for the new Social and Climate bill that is currently being debated in Congress.History of Roth: A Roth IRA can be a great way to save for retirement since the accounts have no required minimum distributions and you withdraw the money tax-free.The Roth IRA was introduced as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.Is named for Senator William Roth, the author/founderHere’s some of the fine print:Backdoor Roth IRA’sBackdoor Roth IRA’s – These are where someone makes too much to contribute to a Roth IRA, and they can put non-deductible contributions to an IRA and immediately convert to a Roth (owing no taxes)Eliminated by limiting rollovers and conversions to taxable accounts after Dec 31, 2021.Backdoor Mega Roth IRA’sSame as the Backdoor Roth, except it allows much greater amounts to be deposited.Prohibits all after-tax contributions to 401(k)s after Dec. 31st, 2021.Also prohibits converting existing after-tax IRA amounts to a Roth IRA after Dec 31, 2021.Both Backdoor Roth and Mega Roth IRA’s are regardless of income levelRoth ConversionsEliminates Roth conversions for higher income earners above $400k for individuals and $450k for married couples after Dec 31, 2021.New contribution limitsProhibits new contributions for IRA holders with a total of $10 million in IRA assets.Applies to married couples with income over $450,000, and individual income over $400,000New distribution rules for larger accountsRequired to take a special minimum withdrawal of 50% of the amount over $10 million the year following you reaching this number.More restrictive provisions over $20 million.Begins Dec 31st, 2028New Reporting RequirementsRecordkeepers (TD/Schwab/Fidelity) will be required for annual reporting of all accounts over $2.5 million.Also, reporting of where the assets are held (Roth/Traditional)Begins dec 31, 2028Once this data is available it could lead to lowering the threshold of Special Minimum Withdrawals from $10 million to who knows whereLonger timeframe for IRS to go after violators (6 years, instead of 3)Stay tuned to this channel as this information is very fluid.. mega backdoor roth, roth ira withdrawal tax rules, roth ira eliminated, roth conversion eliminated, backdoor roth

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*BIDEN: IT'S HUGE!* $4,000 Monthly Stimulus Coming in Bank Accounts? Fourth Stimulus Approved? [Video]

Social Security, SSDI will get this much in 2022In this video, we discuss Social Security benefits including SSDI and how much of these millions of beneficiaries will be getting in 2022 as a result of everything going on right now. Many people in this community who receive Social Security benefits are wondering how much they will get it in 2022? This is what we cover in this video, how much will Social Security, SSDI and retirement benefits get it in 2022? We discuss all the answers in this video. This Video is specifically dedicated to Social Security retirement, Social Security disability, and Social Security survivors benefits, we also do have a dedicated videos talking about SSI, supplemental security income. If you are someone who receives Social Security benefits of any kind Including SSDI, this video is for you as we talked through some numbers. Of course we do not know what each specific person will be receiving simply because everybody receives a different benefit for the most part, however we discuss a general parameters around a monthly benefits in 2022.#SSDI #SSI #SocialSecurity Todays update on stimulus for seniors, ssi, and ssdi#socialsecurity #stimulusupdate

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How to Avoid Tax Underpayment Penalties When Performing a Roth Conversion! [Video]

Do you have need experienced help optimizing and executing your Roth Conversion strategy? You can schedule an appointment with one of our Retirement Experts to look at your situation and help you plan for your future. Call us at (920) 544-0576 or go to Do you know you can't just wait until tax time in order to pay a balance you owe to the IRS? If you do, you may be subject to a tax underpayment penalty and have to pay future quarterly estimated taxes. Neither of which are very fun...Withholding the right amount for taxes is a problem throughout retirement but specifically is a problem that can arise with Roth Conversions. Roth Conversion taxes can be paid in numerous ways. From withholding taxes right out of the conversion to paying taxes from your checking or savings accounts. Regardless of how you pay taxes, the IRS will force you to pay those taxes at a specific time or face IRS penalties.In this video, we are going to clear up a hot button issue in regard to Roth Conversions - How to pay the right amount in taxes at the right timeWe will discuss: ✅ How to pay estimated taxes in order to avoid underpayment penalties✅ The way you withhold taxes will vary based on what source you are paying those taxes from✅ How to meet one of the three guidelines the IRS specifies you need to meet in order to avoid IRS penalties- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Always remember, "You Don't Need More Money; You Need a Better Plan"🍿 Subscribe to our channel:🏆 Join our 'Retirement Mastery' Facebook Group:📈 Talk with us about your retirement plan here:📚 The New 60/40: How the Next Generation of Retirees Can Achieve Radical Financial Freedom through Better Safe Investing - Wealth Management is a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of WI. Safeguard Wealth Management is not an insurance provider. All content on Youtube is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as personal advice for your situation. You can read more disclosures at