All Emerald GEMs Podcasts Episodes

Episode 7: Tax-Loss Harvesting and Savings Opportunities

Thomas Kelley, CPA, CFP®, AEP® |
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June 16, 2020—With the economy and markets in turmoil, you may be asking: How do I use the losses in my portfolio to my advantage? Director of Income Tax Planning Tom Kelley, discusses how to turn a market loss into a gain through tax-loss harvesting. In times like these, it is important to recognize that harvesting these losses now, when done appropriately, helps enable tax savings today and potential tax savings in the future.

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Episode 6: Roth IRA Conversion for High Earners

Bradley R. Crockett, CFP®, CEPA™️ |
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June 9, 2020—The global pandemic has created challenging economic times. What strategies can high earners with retirement investments that are currently undervalued, or who expect a low-income year, take advantage of? National Director of Advanced Financial Planning, Bradley Crockett, discusses how this may be an opportune time to convert assets from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA for long-term tax saving benefits.

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Episode 2: Is There a Planning Silver Lining to This Economic Downturn?

Alvina H. Lo |
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May 12, 2020—In this time of economic and market uncertainty, many are asking: Is there a planning silver lining to this economic downturn? Chief Wealth Strategist Alvina Lo discusses how using a grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT) as an estate planning tool may be beneficial in our current economic climate. Why? Because its success is tied to two things: low interest rates and low valuation of assets—both of which we have today.

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