The recently passed appropriations bill includes the long-awaited SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act and other retirement-related rules. This act went into law on January 1, 2020.  This is the most significant change in retirement plan rules since 2006. 

Here is a summary of the major components:

  • The minimum distribution age increased from 70 ½ to 72
  • No more stretch IRAs, beneficiaries must withdraw all assets of an inherited account wit
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Updated February 2022: College Savings Plans (529 Plans) can provide great tax benefits to people trying to save for their children’s or grandchildren’s college education.  These plans can be set up for just about anybody though (a relative, friend or yourself)!