The IRS Deals A Blow To Inherited IRAs And This Could Be A Trap For Many

Up until 2019, IRA holders did not have to take money out of their IRAs – and pay taxes on those distributions – until they turned a certain age (which is currently 72 for those born after 1949) regardless of whether their IRAs were their own or inherited. Because of this, someone could name a beneficiary who was much younger – a grandchild, for example – and keep wealth untaxed for generations. This estate-planning technique was known as the “stretch IRA.”

Keep a Lid on Social Security Taxes and Medicare Costs. Consider Roth IRA Conversions.

If you’ve become a 401(k) millionaire or amassed large sums in other tax-deferred retirement accounts, you can potentially shave your lifetime taxes by hundreds of thousands of dollars by converting part of it to a Roth IRA before you start collecting Social Security. But figuring out how much to convert—and when—is a tricky exercise.

Retiring Early? Avoid The Early Penalty Tax

Many people are retiring early. The St. Louis Federal Reserve reported that upwards of 3 million Americans retired early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kate graduated from Oral Roberts University with a degree in Global Ministry and the Marketplace and went directly into full-time Ministry at her local church following graduation.


With a passion for helping people win and stewarding an atmosphere of excellence, she is driven to elevate systems, procedures, and programs. As a lifelong Tulsa resident, Kate recently married her high school sweetheart in July of 2022. When Kate is not in the office, you will find her serving the local church, playing pickleball, enjoying coffee with friends, and cheering on her husband, Brody, at the golf course.