It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time to answer questions from the Afford Anything community.
Our first question comes from a caller in a tough spot:
Her mother-in-law is 66 years old. She’s divorced, holds no retirement savings, and will only receive a tiny Social Security check. Her health is worsening, and she’ll need to step away from work shortly.
The caller wants to help her mother-in-law … but how?
Our second question comes from Erin, a listener who’s moving to California and needs to buy a car. She’s new to the world of car-buying, and wants to know how she can get a great deal. What red flags should she watch out for?
Our third question comes from Hong, a 32-year-old mother of two who’s interested in early retirement.
She’s thinking about saving money in a 401k until she maximizes her employer match, then switching to a Traditional IRA, and then switching back to saving in her 401k. Should she pursue this strategy? How can she maximize her tax advantages?
Our fourth question comes from John, who wants to know what I’ve learned from building an online course. He’s contemplating creating one of his own.
Finally, I answer a question from Adalia, who wants to know if my online business and real estate business are structured as part of the same company, or operated as two separate entities. She asks if I can talk about how I made my business structuring decisions.
- Durable power of attorney
- Durable power of attorney for health care
- Living will
Articles on helping aging parents in retirement:
- When Aging Parents Need Financial Help – U.S. News
- Taking Care of Parents Also Means Taking Care of Finances – The New York Times
- A Startling Reality: Your Aging Parent Runs Out of Money – Forbes
- Carfax Reports
- Book: The Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson
- #62: Ask Paula – Q&A Featuring Special Guest Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins
- Note: Roth and Traditional IRAs have different income eligibility limits. See the rules for Traditional IRA deductions here, and rules for Roth IRA contributions here.
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