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No. of Recommendations: 1 discusses "IRA Payout and Beneficiary Issues" as presented by Deloitte & Touche.

You might like to go the the official IRS regulations before you take any action. is an online copy of "Publication 590. Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), (Including Roth IRAs and Education IRAs)". Its Appendix E has two life expectancy tables. The single life expectancy table, Table I, is at

Notice that the life expectancy table applies to people of either sex. Men in the USA have a life expectancy nearly seven years shorter than women. It seems remarkable that the government allows men the benefit of women's longer life expectancy in computing minimum IRA withdrawals.

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