Glisczynski & Associates
Investment Advisor Representative, CFP®, CAS
Jason is an independent Investment Advisor Representative and fiduciary.
Jason is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.
As a retirement income planner Jason's knowledge and understanding of the steps necessary to maximize his clients' Social Security, pension, 401(k), and other benefits makes him an ideal planner to work with. Jason is committed to researching various investment tools and strategies to help clients maximize their retirement income.
Jason carries a Certified Annuity Specialist (CAS) designation from the Institute of Business and Finance. The CAS designation is designed to reflect strong fixed index, traditional fixed-rate and variable annuities knowledge. Although index annuities are not right for everyone, they can be a powerful tool when applied in the proper situation.
Jason utilizes a multitude of investments and strategies with clients including traditional bank CDs, FDIC insured Market Linked CDs, annuities, structured notes, hedged equity strategies, defensive switching strategies, volatility triggered trading, and High Probability Options Strategies. By blending a mixture of stock market tools alongside accounts with guarantees, backed by the federal government or insurance companies, Jason strives to provide his clients peace of mind knowing that their accounts are within their risk tolerance and operating efficiently.
In his off time, Jason enjoys spending time with his beloved wife, Clair. They enjoy backpacking, biking, golfing, camping and fishing. Clair and Jason are members of the Celebrate Plover Foundation board of directors. Jason gives back to the community in several ways. He is a Finance Committee Member for the Celebrate Plover Foundation, Finance Committee Member for The Boys and Girls Club of Central Wisconsin, Treasurer for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and an instructor and member of The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA). Jason hosts a Sunday Morning education radio show on 99.9 FM and 550 AM called retire PREP, Personal Retirement Education Program.
BASc, Business and Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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Brookstone Capital Management (BCM) and its Investment Advisor Representatives act as fiduciaries for all of our investment management clients. We have an obligation to act in the best interests of our clients and to disclose any conflicts of interests and all associated fees. Additionally, the recently enacted Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule imposes a fiduciary duty upon advice given to any retirement account, including qualified insurance annuity products. Please refer to the BCM firm brochure (Form ADV 2A) for additional information regarding the fiduciary standard.
Investment advisory services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM), a registered investment advisor. BCM and Glisczynski and Associates are independent of each other. Insurance products and services are not offered through BCM but are offered and sold through individually licensed and appointed agents. Any comments regarding safe and secure investments, and guaranteed income streams refer only to fixed insurance products. They do not refer, in any way to securities or investment advisory products. Fixed Insurance and Annuity product guarantees are subject to the claimsÃ¢Â€Âpaying ability of the issuing company and are not offered by Brookstone Capital Management.
Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not a solicitation or recommendation of any investment strategy. Investments and/or investment strategies involve risk including the possible loss of principal. There is no assurance that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives.
You will need to read the PPM (Private Placement Memorandum) or prospectus cover to cover to fully understand what you are buying. This can be a difficult task, as the attorneys that draft those documents often use very sophisticated language and terminology that is often misunderstood, it is easy to become confused. However, everyone is different. You may find reading the document enjoyable, who knows!? If you find reading the document too cumbersome enlist the services of a quality investment attorney, CFA®, or CFP® to help you understand the risks involved with such a purchase and help you determine if it is appropriate for your risk tolerance, time frame, and personal financial goals.
STOP!!! The IRS has limits on how much money you can put into a 457 Plan on an annual basis. You can contribute the LESSER of: 100% of your includable compensation, or $18,000. A special catch up contribution is allowed if you are over age 50 for an additional $6,000. A limited number of 457 Plans will allow a participant for 3 years prior to the normal retirement age as specified in the plan to contribute the LESSER of: twice the annual limit, or the basic annual limit plus the amount of the basic limit not used in prior years provided you are not using the age 50 and over catch up contributions. In short, you most likely can’t put $57,000 into your 457 plan. If you exceed the maximum contribution limits you could be subject to double taxation. You should enlist the help of a qualified tax advisor to determine the max you can put in.
Another issue is the itemized deduction. if you are a married filing jointly tax payer, the standard deduction in 2017 is $12,700, more than your $11,000 of itemized deductions so you would most likely not itemize in 2017. If you are a single tax filer, the standard deduction is $6,350 so the itemized deduction is more. Deferring income into your 457 plan will reduce your taxable income now, but you will owe tax on those dollars when you withdraw them in the future.
Without knowing your entire situation, I cannot make a recommendation on what strategy you should implement. However, I do recommend you work with a professional that can help you clearly articulate your goals, develop a plan to address those goals, and in conjunction with your 457 plan consider other tools such as a ROTH IRA, life insurance, non-qualified accounts, and so on.
Great question, this is a strategy I like to call “fill your bracket”. In many cases the ideal situation is to convert the most money you can while still staying the same tax bracket that you currently are in. In essence, if you are in the 15% bracket with income of $70,000, you could convert $26,700 and you will have “filled the bracket”. The entire $26,700 would be taxed at 15%. If you were to convert more, anything above that would be taxed at 25%, which is the next income tax bracket. Please consult with a CFP® and/or your tax professional before proceeding. Side note: you are able to un-convert or undo the conversion if you make a mistake, but there are strict IRS rules regarding this that must be followed. The IRS refers to this as a Roth IRA recharacterization.
You are referencing what is known as GPO, or Government Pension Offset. This is a reduction in your Social Security Benefits based on the amount of your earnings that are part of your pension that are also NOT covered by Social Security. In essence, if you didn’t pay Social Security tax on your government earnings AND you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits the formula used to calculate your benefit (bend point formula) may be modified, resulting in a lower Social Security Benefit. Contact SSA to determine what benefits you qualify for at www.ssa.gov .
There are a lot of different tax issues surrounding Social Security. Your questions is specifically about the earnings test. Distributions from a 401k or IRA do NOT count towards the earnings test. They DO count towards your provisional income and potentially making your Social Security taxable, but that is a whole separate topic.
The list of income items that is exempt is rather long, and can be found in the Social Security Handbook here: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home%2Fhandbook/handbook.18/handbook-1812.html
Generally speaking, the amount on line 7 of your IRS form 1040 tax return is the amount used for the earnings test.