As the end of the year slowly approaches, remember you still have time to make sure that your 2017 Required Minimum Distribution is satisfied. If you don’t take out the required minimum on time, you’ll pay an extra penalty tax of 50 percent of the amount that you missed. If you don’t need the money from your IRA or other retirement accounts, there’s nothing you can do about having to take your minimum distributions. But if your concern is that you don’t want to sell the securities in those accounts to meet the RMDs because you believe it’s a bad time to sell them, I’m going to let you in on a little-known secret: you can take what’s called an “in-kind distribution” from your retirement plan.
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