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There have been several posts lately regarding
withdrawls from IRAs [both ROTH and Standard].

The termininology often used is, ... withdrawls
prior to age 59 1/2 are taxed and penalized.

My question is: Is this AGE 59 1/2 or
is it THE YEAR in which you achieve age 59 1/2.

For example: If you were born June 30, must
you wait until December 30 [of the year you
achieve age 59, or can you make a withdrawl
any time that year?

Dare I say ... foolishly,

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