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Understanding Hidden Nuggets within the SECURE Act

We have a quick tactical nugget for you on this latest episode of the EmpowHER podcast. In this episode, Michelle Hipskind focuses on dissecting the changes brought about by the 2019 SECURE Act, with particular emphasis on the elimination of the “stretch IRA,” which imposes a 10-year limit for withdrawals for those inheriting IRA accounts. However, the podcast also sheds light on exceptions like qualified charitable distributions for beneficiaries close to 70 and a half years old.


“Let’s say that you are 65. A parent or an aunt, uncle, someone older than you passes away and leaves you an IRA account or funds from an IRA account. Because you have 10 years to empty that account and you are less than 10 years from 70 and a half, you are allowed to take qualified charitable distributions from that money.” – Michelle Hipskind


This week on The EmpowHER Podcast:

  • Understanding the SECURE Act
  • Hidden nuggets within the SECURE Act
  • Examples of these hidden nuggets in action

About SYM Financial and The EmpowHER Podcast


The EmpowHER Podcast is a platform for women to come together to gain financial insight and strategies with a tribe of brilliant women. This show is brought to you by Financial Advisor Michelle Hipskind, CFP ®. Michelle educates on the many important aspects of financial planning and brings in additional professionals that provide advice in their areas of expertise, giving listeners access to the appropriate professionals that can help solve the problems many women face. In-person events are held in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. In addition to the podcast, local events, webinars and blogs are available for all women who want to be part of the EmpowHER community.


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