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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.

Oct 12, 2023

Are you over 55 and pondering retirement? Dive into the world of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with us. RMDs are a way for the government to collect taxes on your tax-deferred savings, such as traditional IRAs and 401(k)s. In this episode, Donna and Marc break down the basics of RMDs and explain how they are calculated based on your age and account balance.

Listen in as we share strategies to potentially avoid them and understand the risks of not preparing in advance. And for those fortunate to not rely on RMDs for income, we'll explore impactful ways to utilize those funds.

Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • What are RMDs and why do they exist?
  • The recent changes in RMD rules, which has moved the RMD age to 73 + potential future changes
  • Using RMDs for charitable giving + legacy planning options with RMDs
  • How Roth conversions can help control tax brackets and provide tax-free growth


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