Q&A with a Reader
Billy and Akaisha,
Your articles continue to inspire.
So far, at 65, I have not withdrawn money from my IRA. All situations are different, but have you always used your IRA comfortably without fear? I don’t have a financial adviser (who would be objective) at this point, but do recognize that having saved money, it may take one to convince me to go in the opposite direction to use funds. I am taking SS, but someone pointed out that at this age, I should use my savings without worry.
I do not know your specific situation but you will have to take money out of your IRA once you reach 70.5 years. Here is a calculator you can use to get an idea what you are dealing with regarding a tax hit or not.
Thanks for writing and good luck to you.