Should You Convert Your IRA While the Market Is Down?

Today’s episode of The Power of Zero Show is a segment of an interview David did with financial advisor, Ron DeLegge. They discuss, among other things, whether it’s a good idea to convert your Roth IRA while the stock market is down.

David shares that there’s no such thing as a 0% tax bracket in the U.S. tax tables. Zero describes the condition of someone in retirement who isn’t paying tax.

Being in the 0% tax bracket doesn’t happen by accident, says David. It’s the result of planning and proactively trying to have a series of tax-free financial streams that include Roth IRA, Roth Conversions, and some form of Life Insurance Retirement Plan.

Dave and Ron discuss the true cost of waiting when it comes to tax rates, and whether it makes financial sense to use the market decline to execute Roth IRA conversions to limit taxes.

Having too much risk inside their investment portfolio is one of the big mistakes made by retirees – David explains why that should be a concern for those approaching retirement.



Mentioned in this episode:

David’s books: Power of Zero, Look Before Your LIRP, The Volatility Shield, Tax-Free Income for Life and The Infinity Code (free video series)

@mcknightandco on Twitter 

@davidcmcknight on Instagram

David McKnight on YouTube

ETF Guide

Video: The Math Behind Roth Conversion Procrastination

ProPublica article Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank

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