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It is, IMO, more than "not much difference"

I agree. The opportunity, as a spouse, to roll an account into your own IRA is a huge difference, from the options that non-spouses have.

The Schwab Inherited IRA Beneficiary Guide is a good discussion, but I could no longer find it online. It needs to be ordered from Schwab (should be no obligation).

If looking for on-line information, Fidelity has a good discussion at

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