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Big Picture Retirement

If you are planning for, or living in, retirement…this is the show for you. The success of your retirement may depend on how well you planned for the "big picture" and connected the dots of your legal, tax, and financial plan. In this show, we’ll dig beneath the surface and discuss how you should apply this planning with your hosts- attorney John Ross and financial planner Devin Carroll.
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Nov 28, 2023

Today we're bringing back one of our most downloaded episodes: The Three Reasons for Roth Conversions. 

We released this back in May of 2023 and it’s already shot up to be one of the most listened-to episodes we’ve ever recorded. That’s really no surprise because Roth conversions have become a hot topic, and for good reason too. After paying taxes for all the years you’ve worked, who doesn’t want to try to reduce the taxes they’ll pay in retirement? But…a Roth conversion doesn’t make sense for everyone and after reviewing hundreds of Roth conversion plans, we've observed three primary reasons why a Roth conversion may be beneficial. In this episode, we'll explore each of these reasons.

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Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We’re adding new content every week and if you’re not following there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

Although this show does not provide specific tax, legal, or financial advice, you can engage Devin or John through their individual firms. 

Contact Devin’s team at https://www.carrolladvisory.com/ 

Contact John’s team at https://www.rossandshoalmire.com/ 

 

Nov 20, 2023

In today's episode, we discuss an eye-opening study from Vanguard, a
leader in the DIY investing space. In this report, they cover how partnering with a
financial advisor could potentially amplify your average annual return by a notable 3%.
(Hint…it’s more than just “doing your investments.”)


We'll break down the methodology behind this report and explore the nuances of the
value an advisor brings to the table.


To get on the same page, you can find the report here:
https://advisors.vanguard.com/insights/article/putting-a-value-on-your-value-quantifying-adv
isors-alpha

If you’re thinking "I love the Big Picture Retirement podcast” please consider rating and reviewing this show! This helps us support more people -- just like you -- move toward a confident retirement. Just scroll down to the “ratings and reviews” section, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let us know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We’re adding new content every week and if you’re not following there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

Want to ask Devin or John your question? Just visit https://www.bigpictureretirement.com/ and look for the tab on the right side that says “Send A Voicemail.” 

Although this show does not provide specific tax, legal, or financial advice, you can engage Devin or John through their individual firms. 

Contact Devin’s team at https://www.carrolladvisory.com/ 

Contact John’s team at https://www.rossandshoalmire.com/ 

Nov 13, 2023

In 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted with the goal of unveiling hidden ownership structures and counter illicit financial undertakings. Yet, while its implications are far-reaching, the conversation has largely missed a pivotal audience: owners and operators of LLCs and small businesses. These groups, despite being at the heart of the Act's purview, have received little guidance or clarity on the changes ahead. With the CTA's effective date of January 1, 2024, rapidly approaching, the need for understanding and preparation has never been more pressing. In this episode, we dive deep into the CTA’s impact on LLCs and small enterprises.

If you’re thinking "I love the Big Picture Retirement podcast” please consider rating and reviewing this show! This helps us support more people -- just like you -- move toward a confident retirement. Just scroll down to the “ratings and reviews” section, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let us know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We’re adding new content every week and if you’re not following there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

Want to ask Devin or John your question? Just visit https://www.bigpictureretirement.com/ and look for the tab on the right side that says “Send A Voicemail.” 

Although this show does not provide specific tax, legal, or financial advice, you can engage Devin or John through their individual firms. 

Contact Devin’s team at https://www.carrolladvisory.com/ 

Contact John’s team at https://www.rossandshoalmire.com/ 

 

Nov 7, 2023

In this episode, we open the phone lines and talk directly with our listeners to answer their burning questions.

Kristen from California is at a crossroads post-retirement. At 61, she's contemplating drawing from her Social Security benefits but is held back by the perplexing windfall provision. Dive in as we shed light on its legislative history and the possible shift to the Public Servant Fairness Formula.

Blair in Florida, a proud dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., kicks off his call with some heartwarming appreciation for hosts John and Devin. Then he brings out an intricate issue surrounding the Social Security Totalization agreement and pensions from both countries. Get ready for a deep dive into international pensions, the windfall elimination provision, and the labyrinth of filling out the right forms.

Chris from Arizona calls in with a dilemma on Roth conversions while juggling medical subsidies.

And then last but certainly not least...

Bill from Nevada seeks guidance on maximizing survivor benefits for his beloved wife. Bill, navigating Social Security decisions can be a daunting task, especially when thinking about our loved ones.

If you’re thinking "I love the Big Picture Retirement podcast” please consider rating and reviewing this show! This helps us support more people -- just like you -- move toward a confident retirement. Just scroll down to the “ratings and reviews” section, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let us know what you loved most about the episode!

Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. We’re adding new content every week and if you’re not following there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!

Want to ask Devin or John your question? Just visit https://www.bigpictureretirement.com/ and look for the tab on the right side that says “Send A Voicemail.” 

Although this show does not provide specific tax, legal, or financial advice, you can engage Devin or John through their individual firms. 

Contact Devin’s team at https://www.carrolladvisory.com/ 

Contact John’s team at https://www.rossandshoalmire.com/ 

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