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My fiance has an IRA at a credit union, that draws a low interest rate. It's worth about $20,000; he does not want to convert this one to a Roth. Some suggestions on where to move it, and does he have to do it at maturity, or can he move it any time? Also, looking at at least a 10 year time frame before withdrawing any of it.>>>>

I assume the IRA is invested in CD's??? The CD's generally have to mature before the money can be touched without a penalty being added upon early withdrawal.

You say he has a 10 year time frame before he starts withdrawing it? Will he be 59 1/2 by that time? If he won't, he will be subject to a 10% penalty (there are certain exceptions to this rule but not many) upon early distribution.

Since the IRA is probably in a CD it appears that your fiance may be a conservative investor. If that is the case there aren't many safer investments available. The only place he may want to transfer this to is a higher yielding CD. If thats the case all you can do is look around and find a bank that has a higher interest rate available for their CD's.

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