Should You Use Your Retirement Accounts to Pay Bills?

June 29, 2020
If you are short on cash, when does it make sense to tap into your retirement accounts?

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The recently passed CARES Act makes it easier for people to access money that's locked away in their retirement accounts. In this episode, Mark Riepe explores the factors that determine whether you should use your retirement accounts to support current short-term expenses.

To learn more about specific rules and strategies, Mark Riepe talks with Rob Williams, vice president of financial planning, retirement income, and wealth management at the Schwab Center for Financial Research. They discuss the specific provisions and rules about retirement accounts in the CARES Act and explore other ways that might help you meet short-term cash needs.

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