Tax Free Income

Creating tax free income is possible for many people and it can be essential to creating a "tax balanced" portfolio of assets that will provide you with tax efficient income to support your retirement. 

Roth IRA Retirement accounts

You may have heard of a Roth IRA before. It's not just a myth that earnings generated from investments inside a Roth IRA can be tax free when used correctly. Many people believe they can't utilize a Roth IRA, but yearly contributions are not the only way to fund a Roth IRA, Roth conversions can also be a powerful tool allowing you to leverage current retirement assets from 401(k)s, pensions and IRAs to create tax free income when you are retired.

It doesn't stop there, Roth IRAs offer other structural benefits such as no Required Minimum Distributions when you turn 70 1/2. Want to know more about how to utilize these tools to generate tax free income and balance your retirement portfolio? Click the link below. 

personal loans on your insurance

Did you know that you can take personal loans from the cash value of your life insurance policy, all while keeping the gain in the policy tax deferred? As long as you follow the IRS rules this can be another powerful and strategic way to access assets during retirement without a hefty tax bill.

Once considered a strategy only used by the "uber wealthy", you may be able to utilize strategies like this to balance your portfolio and create a more tax efficient income stream. 

 

Tax-Sensitive investment strategies

While not necessarily a tax free strategy, choosing which investments to allocate in each of your retirement and investment accounts is extremely important and commonly ignored. Some investments pay dividends, some have built in capital gain distributions and others are held for years. You may be able to reduce your tax liability and balance your long term plan with the strategic placement of your assets, which include your stocks, bonds, real estate, cash and insurance. 

The smartest way to increase increase your return is to minimize the tax you pay on that return.