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I'm a bit confused. If that money is in a 401(k) or IRA, it is going to come out as ordinary income and be taxed at 28% or whatever your bracket is. In that case, capital gains are irrelevant.

Be that as it may, as I understand it you can remove money from an IRA after age 59 1/2 with no penalty, and you don't have to do it according to any particular schedule (as you would have to, if you didn't start removing until age 70 1/2).

You probably want to ask again on the Retirement Investing board.
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