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How Much Can a Stretch IRA Be Worth?
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
One of the greatest benefits of an IRA is its ability to provide tax-favored wealth for heirs. An IRA left to a beneficiary can be "stretched" to provide pre-tax compound investment returns for the rest of the beneficiary's life -- or even longer. And these can be distributed totally tax free if it is a Roth IRA.
Rollovers, Spouse as the Beneficiary, and Backdoor Roth: Today’s Q&A Mailbag
Thursday, December 07, 2017
This week's Slott Report Mailbag answers readers' questions about rollovers, spouse as the beneficiary, and the backdoor Roth.
Do You Know All the Rules for Rolling Over a Roth 401(k)?
Thursday, September 28, 2017
This week's Slott Report Mailbag examines 401(k)s, Roth 401(k)s, and spousal beneficiary rules.
Inheriting an Inherited IRA
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
What are the rules when you inherit an inherited IRA? We get this question frequently. Let’s consider what happens when using designated beneficiaries.
Calculating RMDs with Multiple Beneficiaries: This Week’s Q&A
Thursday, June 15, 2017
This week's Slott Report Mailbag looks into calculating RMDs with multiple beneficiaries and inheriting IRAs.
Have You Faced This Dilemma with Spousal Contributions? This Week’s Q&A
Thursday, May 25, 2017
This week's Slott Report Mailbag looks into IRA beneficiaries, Roth IRAs, and spousal contributions.
The 99% Rule for Spousal Beneficiaries of Retirement Accounts
Monday, May 22, 2017
It sounds funny to say, but death is a part of life for all of us. It’s one of the few things that all of us have in common at some point, and it’s one of the few issues that must be addressed in every plan. While every situation is unique and we all have our own goals and objectives, the overwhelming majority of married couples with IRAs and other similar accounts, such as 401(k)s and 403(b)s, name their spouse as their primary beneficiary as part of their estate plans. As such, knowing the rules for when a spouse inherits an IRA is critical for just about every married couple.
6 Things Every Non-Spouse IRA Beneficiary Needs to Know
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
It is not unusual to inherit an IRA from someone who is not your spouse. Many people inherit an IRA from a parent or a sibling. If this is the case for you, here are six things you will want to know.
Did You Have a Loss of Funds in an IRA Thanks to Your Broker’s Illegal Transactions? This Week’s Q&A
Thursday, April 27, 2017
This week's Slott Report Mailbag looks into inherited IRAs, RMDs, illegal trades, and PLRs.
So You Think You Need to Name a Trust as the Beneficiary of Your IRA?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
In two weeks I had three trusts come across my desk that were named as the beneficiary of the account owner’s IRA. The account owner had now died and the universal question was, “Now what?”
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