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David Holland, CPA, CFP®, hosts PlanStrongerTV™, a financial variety program featuring fascinating guests and a wide array of topics – from the psychology of money to retirement planning to estate planning. Make David Holland your source for interesting information that affects your pocketbook and helps you PlanStronger™ for your financial future.
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David Holland is an author and a financial columnist.
David Holland writes a weekly column on personal finance. You can read his latest column, or peruse the Archives, at www.HollandColumn.com. David has written columns on a wide variety of topics related to retirement planning and managing your personal finances. In the Archives, you will find valuable information (in plain English!) on retirement income planning, investing, life insurance, long-term care, and many more financial topics. These are issues that affect almost everyone.
Despite the fact that a lot of people would like to have this problem, many retirees are faced with the dilemma of being forced to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from IRA accounts and not knowing what to do with the money. I received this question (text slightly modified and name changed) from a PlanStrongerTV™ viewer:
My husband and I are retired and our income is Social Security and a small pension. We can pay all our bills on this income (unless we have some crisis, like buying a new air conditioner). We now have to take annual RMD payments, which, combined between my husband and me, are around $15,000 a year, after taxes. We don't know what to do with this money, so we put it in our money market account at our bank. The interest paid is about $4.00 a month. I go over to the bank every quarter and ask for an upgrade, which brings the interest payment up slightly. My question is, what should we invest the RMD money in that would make the money grow? – Ramona
Hi, Ramona. Thanks for writing. I’ll break your question into two parts:
David has also written two books in his Confessions of a Financial Planner series: Secrets to a Secure Retirement and How to Get Great Advice & Avoid Financial Scams. The mission of this series is to provide easily accessible information on a wide variety of topics concerning personal finance. Everyone is affected by money issues and, yet, there are few resources available to answer even the most basic of questions in Plain English. It is David's goal to write books that anyone, from any walk of life, can pick up and relate to. He keeps it simple and doesn't use industry jargon to talk over the reader's head.
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