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Should You Tap Retirement $ During Covid-19 Pandemic

Q: When do you think it makes sense to take money from retirement if you’ve been struggling financially during the Coronavirus pandemic? Carlos, Paterson, NJ A: You should always make financial decisions based on your specific financial and personal situation not based on generic advice you hear from others. Under the legislation Congress passed in March, you can withdraw up to $100,000 from retirement savings without triggering the 10% early withdrawal penalty that normally comes with it however, it’s prudent to liquidate retirement money only as a last resort–meaning, after all other possible avenues to get money fail. If you find yourself in a financial hole, the first thing you want to do is stop digging, so if you’ve lost […]

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