Why take control of the lump sum pension from your company

When you receive your lump sum pension from your company, you can move it to Athene fixed index annuity to create a lifetime retirement pension under your control, with death benefits for your beneficiaries, safe, avoids probate, no negative market participation, with 10% bonus using Athene Agility, and other benefits. Text 4088541883, connie@connielifeins.com ; http://www.lifeinsurance4women.com
Connie Dello Buono , Lic 0G60621 for details.

At age 61, you are taxed less when withdrawing money from your retirement account. Most of the time, anyone who withdraws from their 401(k) before they reach 59 ½ will have to pay a 10% penalty as well as their regular income tax. However, you can withdraw your savings without a penalty at age 55 in some circumstances.

The IRS allows penalty-free withdrawals from retirement accounts after age 59 1/2 .

At age 72, federal law requires you to withdraw a minimum amount from most retirement savings accounts on an annual basis. You must withdraw from each plan type that is subject to RMDs. There are severe tax penalties for not following RMD rules.

Why Athene Fixed Index Annuity for lifetime pension

If you wish to allocate a portion of your savings or retirement/pension in a safe Fixed Index Annuity with no negative market participation, text Connie Dello Buono, 0G60621, at 408-8541883 to show you Athene’s annuity products that suits your retirement savings goal of tax less, fees less, avoid probate, safe with no participation in market downturns and more benefits as shown below.

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About Connie Dello Buono, Financial Consultant 4088541883 connie@connielifeins.com

Insurance Broker protecting families, seniors and business owners (insurance for life, income, health, retirement, estate and mortgage equity).

Connie Dello Buono is a California Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent, 0G60621. Serving clients in the bay area, Santa Clara county and the greater bay area communities. Connie started helping seniors with caregivers and with life insurance products that can be used even with health issues.

Life Insurance as asset, life, and retirement income protection

We are focused on helping our clients achieve a secure retirement using fixed annuities and index universal life insurance, a final expense plan using single issue whole life insurance with no medical tests, mortgage protection insurance plans from Americo, AIG, Mutual of Omaha, Transamerica, AIG, John Hancock, American Amicable and 10 more insurance carriers, mostly A rated.

The many riders are important to protect the client during accidental death (doubles the death benefit amount), disability, loss of income/job, terminal/chronic/critical illness or living benefits riders, Return of Premium or cash back, paid up addition and getting back all premiums paid at 100 yrs of age.

Health Care strategist and founder of Motherhealth bay area caregivers

Health Author , Curated Health at Balboa Press

TSP, Calpers, Retirement account that acts like a life insurance

Tax Treatment of Your Contributions:Traditional and Roth Contributions

You can choose between two tax treatments for your TSP contributions:

  • Traditional (pre-tax)-You defer paying taxes on your contributions and their earnings until you withdraw them. If you are a uniformed services member making tax-exempt contributions, your contributions will be tax-free at withdrawal but your earnings will be subject to tax.
  • Roth (after-tax)-You pay taxes on your contributions as you make them (unless you are making tax-exempt contributions), and your earnings are tax-free at withdrawal as long as you meet certain IRS requirements.

If you want to make contributions, you must submit a contribution election to tell your agency what portion of your pay you want to contribute and how you want to designate them between traditional and Roth. You cannot convert any portion of your existing traditional TSP balance to a Roth balance.

You can make both traditional and Roth contributions if you want. You can contribute in any percentages or amounts you choose subject to IRC limits and change your election at any time.

If you are FERS or BRS, your Agency/Service Matching Contributions are based on the total amount of money (traditional and Roth) that you contribute each pay period. All agency/service contributions are deposited into your traditional balance.Roth TSP is similar to a Roth 401(k), not a Roth IRA. There are no income limits for Roth TSP contributions.

Email motherhealth@gmail.com for free information about your retirement savings in safe with no participation in market downturns and acts like a life insurance, with disability insurance protection.

Big Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans for 2018

Big Changes in Social Security and Retirement Plans for 2018

 

From 401(k) plans to individual retirement accounts to Social Security, the federal government has been busy in recent weeks adjusting numbers for 2018. Whether you’re an employee or business owner, senior management or nonexempt staff, these changes may affect how you approach retirement in the coming months and years.

Social Security: New ceilings

First, let’s start with what is not changing. The 7.65 percent Social Security deduction remains the same. And as before, it’s doubled to 15.30 percent for the self-employed.

However, the maximum earnings subject to Social Security rises from $127,200 to $128,700, a $1,500 increase. The Society for Human Resource Management estimates that this change means 12 million more workers will be paying more Social Security tax than before. The 1.45 percent Medicare portion, which has no ceiling, remains unchanged.

Those who are working while collecting Social Security catch a small break: The SSA is raising slightly the amount people can earn before losing a portion of Social Security benefits. The new amounts are $10 or $40 a month, depending on the recipient’s status.

Another significant change is to the maximum Social Security benefit for those retiring at full retirement age, which changes from $2,687/month to $2,788/month, a $101 increase. More details are available on the Social Security site.

Retirement plan limits rise

Workers who can afford to do so can put away a little more for retirement: The limit for 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan is increased from $18,000 to $18,500.

It’s a little more complicated for those contributing to IRAs:

  • For single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phase-out range is $63,000 to $73,000, up from $62,000 to $72,000.
  • For married couples filing jointly, where the spouse making the IRA contribution is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phase-out range is $101,000 to $121,000, up from $99,000 to $119,000.
  • For an IRA contributor who is not covered by a workplace retirement plan and is married to someone who is covered, the deduction is phased out if the couple’s income is between $189,000 and $199,000, up from $186,000 and $196,000.
  • For a married individual filing a separate return who is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phase-out range is not subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment and remains $0 to $10,000.

Roth IRA contributors also get a bump up: The income phase-out range is $120,000 to $135,000 for singles and heads of household, up from $118,000 to $133,000. For married couples filing jointly, the income phase-out range is $189,000 to $199,000, up from $186,000 to $196,000. The phase-out range for a married individual filing a separate return who makes contributions to a Roth IRA is not subject to an annual cost-of-living adjustment and remains $0 to $10,000.

Some IRA numbers are not changing, however:

  • The limit on annual contributions to an IRA remains $5,500. The additional catch-up contribution limit for individuals age 50 and over remains $1,000.
  • The catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 and over who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan remains unchanged at $6,000.

These are just summaries of complex rules. Be sure to give us a call so we can explain how these changes may affect your situation.

2010 Tax Statistics in the USA

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More women between the ages of  55 under 60 yrs of age worked in 2010 compared to the number of men in the same age group.

In both men and women, the top earning age group is between the ages of 46 under 55 yrs of age. Disparity in income between men and women is almost double in favor of men.

738k men are still working past age 76 yrs of age and contributed to about $7M in taxes.

 

 

 

Asset Protection Iron Triangle by Charles Lamm

Asset protection is not just for the wealthy any longer. When a middle class home can easily run a half million dollars in Florida or another state, and over a million in California or other state, anyone can become a target of lawsuits, divorce courts, and the IRS.  You have to dig a well before you are thirsty, or in this case, build a legal fortress before invading barbarians reach your gate.

Your tools to protect your assets are:

  • “no asset” C corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Beneficiary controlled trust

C Corporation

  • A “no asset” C corporation will be the management company for your LLC. The two work together to protect your property from those who would take it from you.
  • You are employed by the C Corp, not the LLC. You can also be the sole shareholder and hold all of the officer positions. Your corporation owns nothing but a checkbook.

Your corporation can pay for:

  • medical insurance for the officers
  • life insurance ($50 thousand limit)
  • retirement plan

As an officer, you can be reimbursed for out-of-pocket medical expenses through a medical expense reinbursement plan (MERP).

Entertainment expenses directly related to the business can include:

  • training expenses
  • travel
  • meals
  • computer expenses
  • phone expenses
  • business gifts up to $25 per recipient
  • Never let your corporation pay for personal items. Commingling of funds could pierce the corporate veil and make you personally liable for corporate debts in the event of a judgment against the corporation.
  • Consult your CPA or tax advisor for the latest changes in allowable deductions.

LLC

  • Your limited liability company is where you earn your income. Your LLC should also own any vehicles, equipment, computers, copiers, printers, and real property.
  • You want your Operating Agreement to make your corporation the Manager of your LLC.
  • Your LLC should also pay the bulk of your operating expenses for your office, supplies, travel, fuel, utilities, phone, computers, and more.
  • Your interest in the LLC will be as a 99% member will be owned by the trust.

Beneficiary Controlled Trust

  • A beneficiary controlled trust is the crown jewel of asset protection.
  • While I will not go into detail here, a BCT works like this:
  • Someone other than yourself establishes an irrevocable trust with you as the beneficiary and as the Investment Trustee. A second entity or person is required as the Distribution Trustee.

Seek Advise

Charles Lamm’s company, _________Services, Inc., can act as your Distribution Trustee if you want to keep your affairs private from your friends and relatives.  __________ to take advantage of Florida’s excellent trust laws, as well as no state income tax.

  • The Grantor can put up to $12,000 per year into the trust without gift tax considerations, and you have an immediate right to withdraw the money as it is a Crummey defective grantor trust.
  • It’s complicated, but the idea is to leave the assets in the trust and use the trust to own the LLC and to take care of your needs.
  • The trust can purchase property, pay for your education and medical expenses, and take care of your physical well-being. You have full control over the trust assets without actually owning anything.
  • As the Investment Trustee, you control how the assets are used, and you can replace the Distribution Trustee at any time.

Summary:

  •  You are now isolated from lawsuits, creditors, judgments, ex-spouses, and the IRS.
  • Location within Broward and the state of Florida
  • Location within Broward and the state of Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Charles Lamm is a retired attorney who owns Trustee and RA Services, Inc., in Coral Springs, Florida. His asset protection blog can be found at http://trusteeandraservices.ml