Looking for retirement security?
Government spending has been out of control for decades and Congress needs to raise revenue. So, they passed The SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act in December 2019. It may secure the government’s future; but, one provision may make your heir’s retirement a little less secure.
Tax traps are waiting. Did you it’s possible to be smack in the middle of the 22% tax bracket, yet taking an additional $1,000 in income could make that additional money taxable at 40%? It can happen to some taxpayers. In fact, there are other pitfalls many aren’t aware of, as well.
There may be times when a Roth conversion may be advantageous; but there are others when it may not be your best move.
Longevity risk is real. Accumulating assets for retirement was a lot easier than managing retirement income. Now you practically have to be an actuary to make sure your money doesn’t run out before you do!
IRAs are popular choices as a retirement vehicle, today holding over $11 trillion in assets, estimated to comprise more than one-third of all retirement assets. What’s interesting is that naming trusts as IRA beneficiaries has become more common.