The United States Supreme Court has determined that inherited IRAs are not protected from bankruptcy creditors. Although this development presents a serious risk for clients, it also presents a planning opportunity for financial advisors. How Protecting Inherited IRAs Benefits Financial Advisors If a retirement account is seized in a lawsuit, spent down on frivolities, or…

You may have a retirement plan, but is there a gaping hole in your plan – one that threatens to unravel the whole thing?  That gaping hole may be long-term care planning. If you haven’t given it much thought, consider the following facts the U.S. News and World Report published this year: Who is prepared?…

Why a Retirement Trust Account gives you the best of both worlds. In the estate planning worlds of asset protection for beneficiaries on the one hand, and income tax advantages for beneficiaries on the other, the conventional wisdom that asks one to choose between the two when it comes to your retirement accounts, is no…

For IRAs and Other Tax-Deferred Retirement Accounts Naming the right beneficiary for tax-deferred retirement accounts is critical. Most people want to continue the tax-deferred growth for as long as possible, pay the least amount in income taxes and get the maximum stretch-out. Required distributions after the owner dies will be based on the new beneficiary’s…

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