Traditional IRA and Roth IRA Visalia CA

Given the significant market downturn it may not be a bad time to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in Visalia. Right now, anyone with modified adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 a year (individual or joint income) can convert a traditional IRA account to a Roth IRA. Higher-income Americans are scheduled to get the same break in 2010.

Mr. Ryan R Purkiss, CFP®
(559) 625-4005
4130 S Demaree St Ste A
Visalia, CA
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



Data Provided by:
Ms. Karen A. Lindberg (RFC®), CFP
(559) 732-0232
128 E. Main Street
Visalia, CA
Company
Investment Centers of America, Inc.
Qualifications
Education: BA EconomicsCFPRFC
Years of Experience: 18
Membership
IARFC, FPA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Mr. Shawn M. Sebert, CFP®
(559) 635-9602
221 N. Encina St.
Visalia, CA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Joseph M. Baroni, CFP®
(559) 733-7211
520 W Main St
Visalia, CA
Firm
Morgan Stanley
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Stanley H. Shawl (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, CSA, MSFS
(559) 798-0663
16867 Avenue 328
Visalia, CA
Company
Shawl Insurance Services
Qualifications
Education: BS, MSFS
Years of Experience: 49
Membership
IARFC, FPA, SFSP, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, LiabCover

Data Provided by:
Mr. Jack M. Martinusen, CFP®
(559) 627-8787
1104 W Center Ave
Visalia, CA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial

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Mr. Scott Thomas Heron, CFP®
(559) 733-8756
1718 W Walnut Ave
Visalia, CA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Small Business Planning, Tax Planning, Wealth Management

Data Provided by:
Karen Ann Lindberg, CFP®
(559) 636-8590
400 E Main St Ste 100
Visalia, CA
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



Data Provided by:
Ms. Janet Wasem Martinusen, CFP®
(559) 732-4955
1104 W Center Ave
Visalia, CA
Firm
Martinusen and Associates

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Mr. Garrett German, CFP®
(559) 592-3200
160 S. E Street
Exeter, CA
Firm
Valley Financial Group

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Traditional IRA and Roth IRA

Given the significant market downturn it may not be a bad time to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Right now, anyone with modified adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 a year (individual or joint income) can convert a traditional IRA account to a Roth IRA. Higher-income Americans are scheduled to get the same break in 2010.

Remember that when you do a conversion, you must pay income tax on the amount you are converting, which can be all of the funds in the traditional IRA or just a portion of those assets. But, subject to certain restrictions, you won’t pay tax when you finally need to withdraw your money. That’s where the silver lining comes in for you or for your heirs if you pass that money on to them.

Take another look at your statements and how much your investments are down. Assuming that the markets perform historically and fight their way back, your tax-free amount available for withdrawal could accumulate significantly under that Roth status.

Things to consider:

1) Time to retirement matters: If you have more than five years until you plan to withdraw your retirement funds, conversion of traditional IRA assets to a Roth IRA might make sense. The longer the time span where earnings can grow tax deferred, the greater the benefit of being able to withdraw those earnings without paying tax on them.

2) Your tax rate at retirement is important: Many people, such as business owners, may be paying taxes now at a fairly low rate. So they might pay higher taxes at retirement. If that’s the case, converting to a Roth might make a lot of sense. Additionally, with Social Security benefits being taxable at certain income levels, Roth IRAs can allow you to limit or eliminate such taxes.

3) A Roth conversion can be expensive: You’ll have to pay taxes on contributions that you previously deducted, as well as taxes on the accumulated earnings. Also, you need to be aware that conversion could push you into a higher tax bracket, especially if you’ve accumulated sizeable earnings over the years. This is why a conversion needs to be planned with a tax expert. Why? It may trigger the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) due to those high earnings.

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