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SECURE Act Details and Your Retirement Planning

After my recent column on the SECURE Act, a client asked, “What are you going to do about this? It makes the planning we’ve done useless.” The good news is that, while the Act will mean some retooling of estate and retirement planning strategy, it didn’t exactly make everyone’s previous planning useless.

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SECURE Act Passes; Review IRA Estate Planning

The Grinch who stole Christmas is alive and well this year—in the US Congress. Our Representatives and Senators passed a bill that negatively affects the middle and working class by changing the rules of passing on an IRA. Now adult children who inherit IRAs will be required to drain them within 10 years and pay […]

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More IRA Mistakes to Avoid

Last week I discussed two critical IRA mistakes, based on information I learned from Jeff Levine of Fully Vested Advice, Inc., at the 2018 spring conference of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. This week I will cover three more. 1. Failing to understand beneficiary options on inherited IRAs. You may well be among […]

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Rick Cited in Wall Street Journal on Best Assets to Leave to Heirs

When you plan the best strategies for withdrawing money to fund your retirement, one factor to consider is which types of accounts are best to leave to heirs. An article by financial writer Andrea Coombes in The Wall Street Journal (June 2 online and June 3 in the print edition) has some excellent information about […]

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Senate Targets “Stretch” IRA’s for Elimination

The Senate is considering eliminating the “stretch IRA”,  a popular estate planning strategy that allows a beneficiary of a non-spouse IRA to  stretch out required minimum distributions (RMD) over their life expectancy. The provision requires inherited IRAs to be distributed within 5 years of the original owner’s death. The provision is included in the “Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic […]

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