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Subject:  Re: Retirement Funding Date:  2/29/2012  2:07 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  70248 of 88506

Emphatically, keep in mind the RMD merely requires that you begin paying income taxes on funds in your tax preferenced 401K and IRA accounts.

It says nothing about spending the money, and you certainly can reinvest it.

The pretax contributions and gains in your tax preferenced retirement accounts are taxable when distributed. You cannot get your hands on the funds without paying taxes. For planning purposes it is reasonable to discount the value of those accounts by their after tax value. Or by all means, it is best to take those distributions under the lowest tax rates possible.
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