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if you didn't know ..if Mom was into RMDs, you'll have to do RMDs

....confused the heck out of me

Mom was 80, so she was into RMDs. And she also discovered that she didn't have to take one in 2009, which she didn't.
I've checked with 2 reliable sources. We have 3 options available to us.
1) take it all out at once and pay taxes on it
2) take an even distribution over a 5 year period (also pay taxes)
3) do an inherited IRA and take a minimum distribution based on my(our) life expecntancy at the time she turned 70.

With the inherited, the RMD is not much at all. We can take the RMD over the next 20, 30 years or so years. However, if we would happen to need some extra money in year 3, we can take more than the minimum out.

I was confused too. And am still confused.

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