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Investment Accounts

The Stretch IRA Is Not Completely Gone

In the pre-SECURE Act universe, there were designated beneficiaries. These beneficiaries could be individuals (sometimes called named beneficiaries), institutions, such as charities, or estates.

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5 Tax-Related Retirement Mistakes

One of the best ways to prepare for retirement is to set aside money in a tax-advantaged retirement account. Hopefully, you have done so year after year and built a nice nest egg.

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Joint Accounts and Beneficiary Designations

Remember that a will goes through probate, so a husband and wife typically try to avoid it by using joint ownership or beneficiary designations. However, they’re often mistaken by believing the will still controls their estate.

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Investment Accounts

How Do I Know If Mom Left Me Her IRA?

My mother and father had retirement funds. My father passed and it went to my mother. My mother got remarried and she had a will when she died. My stepfather is to get what they agreed upon. She never made him the beneficiary of that retirement fund that was between my mother and father.,  However, when I asked to see the amount of this fund, the executor would not produce it. How can we find out the amount?

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