You may have read that the SECURE Act made important changes to IRAs and other retirement accounts just a few days before year-end. But few people understand exactly how the changes will impact their IRA contributions and withdrawals in 2020, and which of those important changes take effect as of January 1, 2020. There’s a lot […]
A major IRA, 401(k), and retirement overhaul is expected this weekend, catching almost everyone in the financial and retirement affairs community by surprise. After months of inaction, Washington insiders expect Congress to pass the long-delayed SECURE Act. Retirees could see a total revamp of IRA and Required Minimum Distributions rules, some positive, some definitely negative. […]
If it’s up to the Congress, there may be some major changes to your IRA before the end of the year. And not all the changes are good. The House has passed the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act. It’s now up to the Senate to consider the bill, which has been […]
We have more than a few clients who are still on the job after age 70. Many of them are business owners, and they love what they do. Some intend to stick around until they ultimately sell the business or transition it to the next generation of owners. Most of these business pioneers are well […]
If you’ve got an IRA, you already know the drill. Once you reach age 70 ½, you have to start withdrawing money each year. It’s called your Required Minimum Distribution or RMD. (As a service for our clients, we calculate and oversee the distribution process to ensure they never get hit with those nasty 50% penalties […]
October is the month we officially kick off the Required Minimum Distribution (or RMD) process for most our clients. First of all, what’s the RMD? The Required Minimum Distribution is the withdrawal the IRS requires you to take from your IRAs and other retirement accounts once you’ve reached 70 1/2. (As always, a few exceptions apply, so […]
It’s the kind of subject that makes most people’s eyes glaze over. But those pesky little “required minimum distributions,” or RMDs, aren’t really that complicated, and they are truly of critical importance. Mess one up and the IRS will charge you a whopping 50% penalty. Here’s five things you really ought to know about your RMDs. 1. What are they? […]
About Mari Adam, CFP®
Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ and President of Adam Financial Associates Inc, has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for twenty five years. Mari has appeared in publications such as Business Week, CBS MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Newsweek, and Money Magazine.
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