Retirement can often come with uncertainty — will my savings last? How long will I live? Will I have unexpected health care expenses? Then you add in market volatility and inflation, and it’s hard not to worry about the retirement savings you worked so hard to build over the years.
Putting away money for retirement is a good idea at every stage of life, whether your career is just getting off the ground or you have celebrated many years in your profession. The sooner you create a savings plan and implement a savings plan, the better off you’ll be when retirement does arrive, so there is no time like the present to get started.
When you retire, you have a lot to look forward to, from traveling, pursuing your favorite hobbies, and spending time with your family. While looking toward the future, it’s important to remember what you may need to do before you enjoy your golden years.
Retirement income planning is more critical than ever to help ensure you have what you need to meet your financial needs in the future. A fixed index annuity is one solution that can create guaranteed lifetime income that you can count on throughout your retirement.
With only one in five women feeling financially healthy versus 29% of men, it’s time more women felt financially empowered. Here are five steps to improve your financial health and better prepare for your future.
Buying the right life insurance coverage with your future retirement in mind can make it easier for your family to handle finances when you die. It can also help protect your money, manage your taxes and give you the opportunity to grow cash value which you can use for a variety of needs and activities.
If you’re like many people in their working years, you may regularly contribute to your retirement accounts to build your savings for the future. An important thing to remember is that once you reach a certain age, you will be required to start taking withdrawals (also known as required minimum distributions, or RMDs) from certain accounts and pay income taxes.
With life spans growing longer, having enough savings to last throughout retirement is becoming a top priority for many Americans. As you explore different solutions and prepare to meet with a financial professional, here are eight questions on annuities that you could ask to help determine how they may help you achieve your goals.
Along with changes that will impact current retirees or people nearing retirement, provisions of SECURE 2.0 might help younger workers build their savings, create emergency funds, and move retirement savings plans between employers with more ease.
Taking actions that can help maximize your retirement savings can be a welcome activity any time of year, but you may find working it into your year-end financial review to be a convenient time to take a closer look.