About the Author

Cailin MacLean

Wealth Planning Analyst
Wilmington Trust

As part of the Wilmington Trust Emerald Family Office & Advisory team, Cailin is responsible for supporting members of the Advanced Financial Planning team with the development of customized wealth management and financial plans for prominent individuals, families, and business owners throughout the country. She works closely with other professional and family advisors to analyze financial positions and assist in developing plans to help clients achieve future personal and financial goals.

Cailin joined Wilmington Trust in 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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Tax-Smart Alternatives to the ‘Stretch IRA’ strategy

Cailin MacLean |
Emerald GEMs

July 27, 2021—The SECURE Act, which went into effect in 2020, severely curtailed the “stretch IRA” as an estate planning strategy. Previously, a beneficiary could extend IRA distributions over his or her lifetime. Now, an heir must withdraw all assets within 10 years of inheriting the account, which can present major tax consequences.