Ep. 406: Where Are All The New Jobs? – Recovery Update

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This week on the Pete the Planner Show, Pete and Damian push the podcast recording speed limits, talk news, and give answers to questions from our loyal listeners.

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Show Notes:


  • “I think taxes are about to go through the roof. I have been a traditional 401(k) guy. But if rates are going to go up, and I will have to pay a higher tax rate at retirement, shouldn’t I switch to a Roth vehicle now to save after-tax money for tax-free withdrawal at retirement?

    • Damian: Your decision is going to be based on what you believe tax rates are going to do and when in your life. It’s tough.
    • Pete: If you can find yourself in a lower tax bracket now, then traditional vehicles may make sense.
    • Damian: The real question is, “Are you putting enough away for retirement, at all?” Focus on that first.


  • Pete: The most interesting thing about this most recent jobs report is the question: Where are the jobs?
    • 280,000 jobs were added in Leisure and Hospitality industry
    • 136,000 jobs were added in Government
    • 110,000 jobs were added in Construction
    • 66,000 jobs were added in Professional & Business Services
    • 53,000 jobs were added in Manufacturing

There’s so much more in the full show!  — click PLAY below for the full show.

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