Do you know what has changed for I.R.A. beneficiaries? New inherited I.R.A. rules took effect on January 1, 2020. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became law on that day, altering the regulations on inherited Individual Retirement Account (I.R.A.) distributions.
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A choice for IRA owners who want to reduce taxes linked to IRA distributions. Do you have an IRA? As you enter your 70s, you may start to look at that IRA not only as an asset, but also as a problem. By law, you must take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from a Traditional IRA once you reach age 72; there are very few exceptions to this.
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Why should your advisor be an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) ?
Kristen Crouthamel, Financial Advisor at GCSB Investment Center, holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies™ (the Center), the standards-setting body for fi360. The AIF® designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.
The AIF® designation is the culmination of a rigorous training program, which includes a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor, and agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. On an ongoing basis, completion of continuing education and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards are required to maintain the AIF® designation. For more information on the benefits of choosing an AIF® designated Advisor, click here.
“We are extremely proud of Kristen’s latest achievement,” said Mike Underwood, chief executive officer and president, Guthrie County State Bank. “She has continued to advance her skills so that our clients can carefully plan their financial futures whether that is retirement forecasting, investments, group benefit and retirement plans or individual health insurance and Medicare supplements.”