The Importance of Understanding IRA Beneficiary Selection

The Importance of Understanding IRA Beneficiary Selection. Anyone or anything can generally be the beneficiary of your retirement assets such as IRAs, 401(k)s and annuity contracts. It doesn’t have to be a relative and yes, you can name your dog or your alma mater! Choosing the proper beneficiaries is not always as simple as it seems and many people do not realize what the consequences can be. For example, an ailing client asked if he could

Qualified Charitable Deduction requirements

Take advantage of the Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD) with your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). The requirements for the Qualified Charitable deduction are as follows: The IRA owner must be at least age 70 ½ The maximum dollar amount is limited to $100,000 Only distributions from an individual IRA (including a rollover IRA) are eligible The distribution must go directly by check made specifically to a public charity. It cannot go to a private foundation, nor