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MSU Extension: Who Should Be Your Individual Retirement Account Beneficiary…Your Family or a Favorite Non-profit?

This is part of a monthly series of articles on estate and legacy planning. The authors are Kaleena Miller, Madison-Jefferson County Extension Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu, and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist, marsha.goetting@montana.edu.

Do you have a traditional IRA? If you started an IRA when they were created back in 1974, you may have named your spouse and/or your children as the beneficiaries. This made sense because your spouse could roll over the IRA into their IRA. The adult children could draw the amounts based on their life expectancy, hence the name...

 

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