|Tap Your Retirement Money Early and Minimize Penalties
There are ways to withdraw funds early from retirement plans like your 401(k) without getting hit with a tax penalty. The rules are a bit rigid and, from a long-term perspective, you should think carefully before taking money out of your retirement plan until you're retired. In most cases, it's not the best strategy. Nonetheless, it can be done.
|Required Minimum Distribution Calculator
The IRS requires that you withdraw at least a minimum amount - known as a Required Minimum Distribution - from your retirement accounts annually, starting the year you turn age 70-1/2. Determining how much you are required to withdraw is an important issue in retirement planning.