Retirement is probably the number one thing most older Americans worry about. The posts in this category are about retirement and qualified planning. Retirement accounts are often referred to as qualified because that is how they are usually classified by the IRS.
Doing some research today I found a great chart produced by the IRS which highlights your options when a spouse or non-spouse inherits an IRA or other qualified Account. As you could imagine the decision you make could cost you and your family tens of thousands in an unneeded taxes. Two Examples of RMDs Gone Wrong with an Inherited IRA For example, if you name your spouse as beneficiary and no contingent beneficiary and your wife passes away what would happen? Your estate would be beneficiary and look above! The IRA will have to be distributed within 5 years, instead of the [...]