If you are retired or nearing retirement, you may want to pay attention to the SECURE Act that went into effect January 1st of 2020. This act made a number of important changes to retirement account rules, including:

  • Raising the minimum distribution age to 72 (Was previously 70 and a half)
  • Removing the age limit for contributing to an IRA, as long as you are still working.
  • If you inherit an IRA, you now must withdraw the assets within 10 years (though there are various exceptions including one for surviving spouse).
  • New parents can take a penalty-free $5,000 withdrawal from an IRA or 401k after the birth of a child (though you do need to pay income tax if you don’t repay the funds).

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