Order of withdrawal during retirement

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Order of withdrawal during retirement

Postby JoinToday » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:53 am

Where do you withdraw from first during retirement? My guess is:

1. Required minimum distributions from IRAs
2. Taxable account with short term gains (MMF)
3. Taxable account with long term gains (stock index funds)
4. Tax advantaged accounts such as Traditional IRAs
5. Tax advantaged accounts such as Roth IRAs

Is this the correct order?

I wish I had learned about index funds 25 years ago

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Postby tfb » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:01 am


Tax-Efficient Sequencing of Accounts to Tap in Retirement
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., Baylor University and TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow
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Postby SirHorace » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:38 pm

Take a look at:

www i-orp com

It determines how you should spend from various funds to minimize the amount of taxes owed (it has built-in tax code models).

From the ORP home page:

The Optimal Retirement Planner (ORP) is a tool to evaluate how the first two issues impact the third. Given your current savings, planned savings and the amount that you plan to leave in your estate (immortality is not a retirement option) ORP's case management allows you to compare how inflation and asset returns impact the annual amount of after-tax money available for retirement spending. ORP does not ask you how much money you plan to spend each year. Instead, ORP tells you how much will be available.

ORP computes your cash flow during retirement from investment returns and drawing down your capital to a given estate level at the end of the plan. ORP's embedded linear programming optimizer maximizes the cash available for spending during retirement by modeling compounding investment returns, inflation, income taxes and minimum withdrawal requirements.

ORP is a retirement planner like no other!

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