When thinking about retirement, you should make sure to have a clear understanding of savings vs. income. When thinking about retirement, many think about a particular savings amount that they would like to reach. This type of thinking comes from how general purchases are made. If you want to buy a computer, you would save the amount of money that you would need to buy a computer. However, saving for retirement is not as easy. The issue with retirement planning is that you do
With the passage of the SECURE Act in December 2019, current and future retirees can expect to see significant changes which are likely to impact their tax planning for retirement. Most notably, perhaps, is the increase in the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) age from 70 ½ to 72.
For affluent retirees - and soon-to-be retirees - affected by the new RMD age, both the increase in the RMD age and the proposed new life expectancy tables on which individual RMDs are based are
An increasing number of employers offer 401(k) plans for their employees. It's estimated that the average employee will have 10 jobs before they hit 40 years old. This means that there are millions of 401(k) accounts that are essentially orphans. Most companies will allow old employees to leave the money alone, and 22% leave their money with their old employers. However, you might want to roll over your 401(k) to your new employer's plan or an IRA. Check Fees Fees and expense
The retirement age of 65 was chosen for Social Security at a time when average life expectancy was 67. Overall, life expectancy has trended up since then, so it should come as no surprise that 9 million Americans over age 65 now work either full time or part time.
That's nearly one in five people who theoretically should be retired. This trend towards working at least part time after age 65 is one of the realities of the new economy that gets relatively little press.
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