Should James and Pamela consider doing Roth conversions at some point?

Financial Planning for retirement Client case

For this assignment, use 2023 numbers.

Write to your clients. consider the questions below as a guide for different areas in the retirement plan you will address.

Advise James on how much he should contribute to his 401k and IRA, if applicable. If he receives an employer match, how much will he save this year in his 401k? What does catch-up contribution look like next year (what changes did the Secure Act 2.0 make regarding catch-up contribution)? Should James and Pamela consider doing a spousal IRA? (Note, for clients, resources are limited. Therefore, you must consider their current budget and cash flow when making recommendations).

When will James and Pamela have to start RMD (remember to consider Secure Act 2.0 changes)? Should they consider doing a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)? Be sure to educate them on QCDs and the rules surrounding QCDs, given they have charitable intentions.

Is Pamela allowed to roll her 403b to an IRA? If so, would you recommend her doing so, and why?

Should James and Pamela consider doing Roth conversions at some point? If so, when should they consider doing it? What accounts should they consider doing conversions from? How much should they try to convert? How will this impact their overall wealth?

Assuming James and Pamela each have a moderate growth risk tolerance, they would like to invest 70% equities and 30% bonds. Using these Vanguard Models as a guide, Assume James is limited to the Vanguard funds listed in his portfolio. If Pamela rolled over her 403b to an IRA, you could invest in most stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. you can use this TD Ameritrade tool to assist in your analysis.


Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more