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Bob Carlson of Retirement Watch on how to manage your taxes and planning strategies to pay less

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The ‘Widow’s Penalty Tax’ and How to Avoid It

June 26, 2022

The widow’s penalty tax is one of the least known yet most onerous of the retirement Stealth Taxes. Since few people are aware of it, few retirement plans defend against the widow’s penalty. I frequently warn people about the “solo” years. Those are the years after one spouse has passed away. The surviving spouse must […]

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More Ways To Increase Your After-Tax Investment Returns

May 30, 2022

Last week’s Retirement Watch Weekly covered ways to increase your after-tax investment returns. Let’s pick up where we left off. When your investment strategy says it’s time to sell an investment, don’t hold it for months hoping it will mature to a long-term capital gain. It might make sense to wait if it will mature […]

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How To Increase Your After-Tax Investment Returns in Retirement

May 22, 2022

The old adage is, “You can’t spend pre-tax returns.” After-tax returns are what count. Well, the tax rules on investments are in effect all year, but few people take advantage of that. Too many people don’t start thinking about investment taxes until near the end of the year, or even after the year is over. […]

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The Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) Tax Strategy

May 1, 2022

Employees who own company stock or other securities in their retirement plans should review their options before taking any distributions or doing rollovers. There’s a substantial tax break available to many of these workers. The tax break is known as net unrealized appreciation, or NUA. It’s very valuable when you know the tricks and follow […]

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Gimme Shelter: Hidden Real Estate Tax Bombs to Avoid

January 4, 2022

For many pre-retirees and retirees, the equity in their homes is often one of their largest retirement assets.  This Special Report reveals some little-known strategies to avoid or reduce hefty capital gains taxes. Click on the PDF below to learn more. […]

Tax-Free Investing for 2022: 7 Ways to Tax-Free Assets & Income

December 19, 2021

Tax increases are most likely coming. Even if Congress doesn’t agree on substantial increases this year, they’re still coming. The 2017 tax law is scheduled to expire after 2025. The pre-2018 tax law will be reinstated automatically unless Congress agrees to something else. Plus, the trillions of dollars added to the national debt the last […]

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Are You Using the Wrong Tax Rate in Your Retirement Planning?

November 21, 2021

[Publisher Note: You’ll notice at the end of today’s story a link – and a very important one, at that. On this page is a special rebroadcast of Monday’s Retirement Watch member conference call… in which Bob and special guest David Phillips predict what Congress will do in 2022 and what it could mean for […]

How To Avoid the ‘Double Tax’ on Your Retirement Benefits

August 2, 2021

As you know, IRAs and other retirement plans are included in the estate of the owner… And subject to federal estate taxes — when the estate is valuable enough. Here’s what many people don’t know: Unlike other assets, the tax basis of IRAs is not increased to current fair market value by those who inherit […]

July 2022:
Congress Comes for your Retirement Money
A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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