Making Your Money Last

One Way to Create Income for Life and a Guaranteed Inheritance for Your Kids

Here's how I helped my client take the RMDs he didn't need and turn them into peace of mind for his children's future.

Jim was a retired corporate lawyer, married with two grown kids and one year from turning 70.5 — the age when he’d have to take his first IRA required minimum distribution. The thing is, Jim didn’t need the money from his RMD.

All in all, Jim and Susan were extremely satisfied. They could have done nothing and let the IRA stay in stocks and bonds, and maybe it would have doubled on its own over time. But we took the uncertainty out of his planning. The insurance created an immediate income tax-free estate for his kids, and the annuity provided the funding — the whole plan was now on autopilot. Jim and Susan were free from worrying about how to provide for their kids and could now spend more time enjoying their retirement.

If this type of plan sounds like it might be for you, here are a couple things you should consider:

  • Be sure to have enough other money to live on. The client mentioned here had ample other money and pensions so they did not need their IRA RMD.
  • Also, this works for conservative investors who want to take the guesswork out of planning. This couple did not want to take stock market risk with their kids’ inheritance.

About the Author

Michael Aloi, CFP®

CFP®, Summit Financial, LLC

Michael Aloi is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ with Summit Financial, LLC.  With 17 years of experience, Michael specializes in working with executives, professionals and retirees. Since he joined Summit Financial, LLC, Michael has built a process that emphasizes the integration of various facets of financial planning. Supported by a team of in-house estate and income tax specialists, Michael offers his clients coordinated solutions to scattered problems.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to Summit Financial LLC.  Investment advisory and financial planning services are offered through Summit Financial, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, 4 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Tel. 973-285-3600 Fax. 973-285-3666. This material is for your information and guidance and is not intended as legal or tax advice. Legal and/or tax counsel should be consulted before any action is taken.

Most Popular

Your Guide to Roth Conversions
Special Report
Tax Breaks

Your Guide to Roth Conversions

A Kiplinger Special Report
February 25, 2021
12 Housing Stocks to Ride the Red-Hot Market
investing

12 Housing Stocks to Ride the Red-Hot Market

The U.S. has a housing shortage and a love affair with home improvement, both of which could create tailwinds for this group of housing stocks.
June 8, 2021
4 Strategies to Reduce Taxes in Retirement
retirement planning

4 Strategies to Reduce Taxes in Retirement

Don’t let the possibility of higher taxes in the future sink your retirement income plan. Consider these four ways to help manage your taxes, keeping …
May 31, 2021

Recommended

2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator
Tax Breaks

2021 Child Tax Credit Calculator

Find out how much money you'll get each month under the child tax credit rules for 2021. Payments will start July 15.
June 18, 2021
18 States With Scary Death Taxes
inheritance

18 States With Scary Death Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy, but several states have their own estate taxes and inheritance taxes t…
June 17, 2021
Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide
state tax

Taxes on Unemployment Benefits: A State-by-State Guide

Don't be surprised by an unexpected state tax bill on your unemployment benefits. Know where unemployment compensation is taxable and where it isn't.
June 17, 2021
The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families
state tax

The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Middle-Class Families

Failing to consider state and local taxes before moving your family to another state could cost you thousands of dollars each year.
June 17, 2021