Social Security, which turned 80 years old this month, is still vital to the financial health of American seniors. With changes to the economy, such as the demise of pension plans, more retirees today rely on Social Security benefits as their chief source of income.
As you begin to think about planning for your retirement, you’ll need to choose a retirement vehicle that is right for you. Since there are pros and cons to every savings plan, our chart provides an analysis of 401k vs Roth IRA.
When students become young professionals, they soon realize adulthood requires a lot of financial planning. Most are quick to learn about managing their money. But one question stumps many recent grads: what is a 401k?
We started talking about passive investing last week, when we introduced an example of a woman investing in an index fund that tracked the S&P 500. This type of passive investing, in which you invest in a fund that tracks the indexes of bonds, small company stocks, foreign stocks, and other asset classes, is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of investment.
Last week, we discussed the difficult fiscal years we’ve seen recently, and how they’ve impacted financial planning across America. As the economy has struggled, many people have had to restructure their retirement plans to account for lost funds. In addition to the 5 tips for retirement planning that we gave you, here are 5 more money saving strategies for retirement planning!
The unstable economy of the past five years has certainly done a number on many Americans’ financial planning situations. People who’ve invested in their retirement plans are in a much different fiscal position than when they started their planning, and as such many will need to make adjustments to their saving strategies. If you’re concerned that recent hiccups in your finances have put your golden years in jeopardy, settle down—you can still retire before you’re 80. Here are 5 tips for retirement planning: