If you are like most people, you probably wouldn’t feel comfortable performing surgery to remove your spouse’s appendix. You probably would not fix the brakes on the family car. You probably would not risk tutoring your child to prepare for the SATs.
Investments in IRAs are the main source of funding retirement income for a vast majority of Americans. Your IRA is probably crucially important to your retirement success and may also play a role in your estate plan. Trouble is, the rules on IRAs have changed and so has the investment environment, and, as a result, taking a strategic approach is not so easy. Here is a very simplified explanation of strategic planning opportunities triggered under current estate and income tax rules.