625-Friday Q&A: Maximizing Business Value for a Sale, Preparing for a Meeting with an Estate Attorney, and More!

1:00 - Should I roll my 401(k) over to my new job or into an IRA?

11:30 - How should I prepare for a meeting with an estate planning attorney?

17:55 - How should I decide to indulge myself with a luxury expense?

35:45 - Life insurance advice for a newlywed couple.

48:05 - How can I maximize the value of my business for sale?

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623-Friday Q&A: Life Insurance, Protecting Money in Brokerage Accounts, Optimizing Taxes while Living in Bermuda, etc.

2:00 - Life insurance advice for a recently married husband
6:15 - How can I make a back-door Roth contribution without being subject to the pro rata rule?
11:35 - How can I protect the money in my taxable brokerage accounts?
20:50 - How can I optimize my tax situation as an expat living in Bermuda?
47:20 - I live in China and am returning to the USA. What should I do with my money?
50:25 - How should I balance paying off debt with real estate investment?
1:03:05 - How can I invest for my 15-month old daughter?

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617-Friday Q&A: Giving Money to Poor People, Contributing My Salary to my Wife's 401(k), Protecting Investment Accounts, Buying Term Life Insurance while FI, etc!

1:45 - How can I give nice gift to people who are poorer than I am without creating a power imbalance?

15:20 - Can I contribute my salary into a 401(k) plan for my wife in order to maximize our retirement account contributions?

28:05 - How can I protect my non-qualified investment accounts that are exposed to the claims of creditors?

44:30 - I don't "need" term life insurance because I'm financially independent. Should I still buy some?

51:00 - I'm following Dave Ramsey's baby steps and am almost out of debt; should I store up my emergency fund in a Roth IRA?

56:00 - I want to buy an investment that will pay for my new car instead of just burning all my cash on the car. How do I do that?

(For the context of any time-relevant comments relating to current events, this Q&A was recorded on 12/19/2018.)

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592-Widowed With 12 Children and No Life Insurance! One Woman's Story.

What do you think would happen to a mother of 12 who was widowed at a fairly young age and whose husband didn't have any life insurance? Could she survive? If so, how?

Today, I want to share with you the story of a friend of mine who went through that precise circumstance. I hope you enjoy it!

Joshua

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583-Mega Friday Q&A: (two days early) Richest Man in Babylon, Children and F.I., Invest All at Once, Preparing for Marriage, What's Next, Etc!

Today we have a mega, 2-hour Q&A show. We cover a bunch of really interesting questions:

  • How Do We Follow the Guidelines from The Richest Man in Babylon?
  • I've Reached F.I. Now How Can I Help Children Do the Same?
  • Should I Invest My Cash All At Once or Over Time?
  • How Do I Prepare My Finances for Marriage?
  • We're Out of Debt and Have Money In the Bank. What Now?
  • I'm F.I. and Sold My House. What Should I Do With the Cash?
  • How Can I Help Young Men?
  • I'm Now an Empty Nester. Should I Buy a House for Security?
  • I'm In Graduate School. Should I Get Life Insurance?
  • What Should I Do With an Old Life Insurance Policy?
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541-How to Protect Your Family From Your Death When You Can't Qualify For Life Insurance

I recently worked with a consulting client who had this problem: because of a previous (serious) cancer diagnosis, he is unable to qualify for life insurance. How can he protect his family in case he dies soon?

I thought it a really interesting challenge. And since I've thought a lot about this particular problem, I thought I'd go ahead and share my thoughts with you.

Enjoy!

Joshua

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531-Friday Q&A: How to Establish a Will & Trust While Living Internationally, How to Title Life Insurance Policies for Spousal Protection

It's Friday! That means Q&A! Today, we cover:

  • How to establish a will and trust when you plan to be living internationally for an extended period of time.
  • How to plan ahead to pay for kids' college when you anticipate that the college may lose its accreditation.
  • How to properly title your life insurance policies in order to protect a vulnerable spouse.
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