Would you eat boiled buffalo testicles like they did on the old show Fear Factor? Or walk between two high-rises on a cable? Or allow tarantulas to be dumped on your face while strapped to a table? I’m guessing you’re not  interested in doing this for funsies, but you might be singing a different tune iif a million bucks is on the line. And that’s because incentives change everything. When the rules of the game have changed, we need to adjust our behavior accordingly. And at the end of last year the SECURE Act 2.0 was signed into law which effectively changed the rules on a lot of the different retirement accounts that we have access to. There are many provisions in this Act that changed the incentives for how, when, and where we invest for the future. Roth, 529, and self employed retirement accounts were all impacted and so today we discuss many of the changes, and talk about what you should do during today’s episode.

Additional links:

  • Charity – Check out Daffy if you’re looking to set up a donor advised fund on the cheap.
  • Money Gears – We referenced our 7 Money Gears during this episode. It’s important to know what your next financial moves should be before you take action!
  • 529 accounts – With 529s looking more attractive these days, check out Backer.com if others are looking for an easy and direct way to contribute to your child’s 529.
  • Roth – We spent a good amount of time discussing the implications of SECURE 2.0 on the different Roth accounts. If you’re not already investing in tax advantaged accounts, listen to why we think you should start with the beautiful Roth IRA.
  • SECURE 2.0 – And if you want to look for yourself, here’s a link to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 which contains the SECURE 2.0 Act (it starts on page 2,046). But you might find the Senate Finance Committee’s summary to be more helpful!
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