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Tax-Free Retirement

“The 1st Rule of Investing is never lose money.
The 2nd rule is Never forget rule number 1.”

- Warren Buffet

What is tax-free retirement planning?

Retirement planning is an important factor in your long-term financial health. Whether that’s 35 years from now or 35 days, everyone should have some sort of plan to secure an income when they’re ready to stop working.

One of the best tools to do that is with a tax-free retirement account (or TFRA). This tried-and-true strategy is how the rich build generational wealth tax-free. The best part? When set up properly, these tools are IRS compliant and available for those who qualify (some restrictions might be age, profession, geographic location, and marital status).

Key Takeaways
  • Retirement planning is something everyone should consider, regardless of how far away retirement is.

  • One of the best ways to secure your financial future is through a tax-free retirement account.

  • TFRAs are special tools that are IRS compliant, allowing you to earn and grow your retirement income over time and give you more control over your financial security.

  • Tax-free: Also called tax-exempt; a strategy whose income does not get taxed upon withdrawal since taxes were already paid earlier, such as with a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k).

  • Tax-deferred: Tools where tax is paid later, such as the sale of a stock, payments from annuities, or distributions from a traditional IRA.

  • Tax-advantaged: A term referring to investments that are either tax-exempt or tax-deferred.

  • Tax-efficient: Strategies that, while taxed, are at the best possible rate of taxation or leverage other tax rules to minimize that rate (such as tax loss harvesting).

What’s the difference between tax-free and tax-efficient?

As lucrative as the term “tax-free” is, very, very few things are truly without tax. When we use the term “tax-free,” such as with Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s, the income from these vehicles are tax-free since tax was already paid on the money paid into them. In other words, contributions are made with after-tax dollars rather than pre-tax dollars, as is the case with other investment vehicles such as buying stock.

“Tax-efficient” refers to strategies that, while they might not be tax-free, remain compliant with the IRS’s regulations but leverage the best tax rate possible for you. These strategies can be used by anyone, but they’re especially useful for those in higher tax brackets where tax-free options aren’t available.

When we develop strategies for our clients, we’ll identify options that fit your income, financial goals, situation, and qualifications so you can make the best decisions and help you make the most of your nest egg.

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Benefits of Retirement Planning

No matter when you plan on retiring, there are plenty of benefits to enjoy both now and later. Here are a few of the most common reasons why tax-free retirement planning is an attractive solution to securing you and your family’s financial future for generations.

Safe Retirement Income

Guaranteed lifetime income with ongoing opportunities to grow the size of your payout. Principal is protected from market downturns and uncertainty, effectively ensuring you never lose money.


Build generational wealth with no contribution limits or early withdrawal penalties. Enjoy consistent returns and protection from market losses. You can even use this to finance major purchases.

Extended Care Solutions

Nursing care can become a major drain on your retirement finances. If you become confined to a qualified nursing care facility, you can draw 100% from your accumulation value to cover your care costs.

Federal Employee Benefits

The Thrift Savings Plan (or TSP) is a tax-deferred retirement savings and investment plan that offers Federal employees the same type of savings and tax benefits private employees enjoy under 401(k) plans.

Asset Protection

Explore new approaches to traditional retirement planning and solutions. You can shield your hard-earned money from economic uncertainty and market risks without sacrificing growth opportunities.

Family Legacy Planning

Create trusts and learn about how to use all kinds of estate planning tools to make sure your children and grandchildren are taken care of long after you’re gone. Leave a legacy that helps them grow.

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