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Author: stockmover Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19371  
Subject: Re: 'annuity' question Date: 2/8/2010 10:16 PM
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Another option may be ..... if she has or can open a self-directed Traditional IRA at a brokerage firm, she can then request her company to directly roll-over the $42K to the IRA account. There will be no immediate tax consequences but she may have mandatory RMD withdrawals depending if she is over 70 1/2 years of age. Also if she is under 59 1/2 and she withdraws the funds there will be a 10% penalty in addition to her "regular taxes" This also assumes she qualifies for a Trad IRA and can adequately manage her investments as a previous poster noted.
Without knowing her age this strategy may or may not be prudent.

Just food for thought.

Rich
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