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Welcome to Widow, Wisdom & Wealth with Donna Kendrick. On each show, Donna will aim the intimidation out of financial planning, so your family can handle any transition that comes its way.

From investing to retirement, Donna will cover all angles of financial planning. If you have a 401(k), IRA or other investments and want to know how you can protect your hard earned assets and live a life of financial success, then this is the show for you.

If your financial life feels unclear or uncertain, then listen to the episodes of this show to gain confidence and clarity.

Donna is a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and the founder of Sephton Financial in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.

Visit her website at or get in touch by calling 215-948-3945.

Sephton Financial
8200 Flourtown Ave, Suite 1B
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Registered Representative offering securities through Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity. Sephton Financial, LLC and Cetera are not affiliated.

Apr 7, 2022

In retirement planning, there are some big birthdays you need to keep in mind. When you turn 50, the government allows you to put additional catch-up contributions into your retirement accounts. This is a great way to save more if you feel the need to. A lot of people are unaware that when you turn 55 you can take withdrawals from your 401(k) without penalty, although they are still taxed and you’ll want to follow the rules carefully. By 62, you can take Social Security, but will this be the best decision for your plan? On today’s episode, we’ll explore these ages and which important ones are crucial to your retirement plan.

Check out Donna’s new book coming out soon:


What we discuss today: 

1:03 – Donna’s new book is coming out!

2:37 – Do you enjoy birthdays?

3:34 – 50 and catch-up contributions

5:47 – 55 and early withdrawals

7:02 – 59 ½ eligible to withdrawal

8:29 – 62 and Social Security

10:15 – 65 and Medicare

11:33 – 66 or 67 is full retirement age

12:38 – 70 the latest you can take Social Security

13:38 – 72 and required minimum distributions

16:27 – Prepare for tomorrow!


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