Despite Concerns, Retirement Confidence Remains Steady

For more information on this year’s Retirement Confidence Survey, please visit www.ebri.org. All investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful. There is no assurance that working with a financial professional will improve investment results. Nearly three quarters of workers and 77% of […]

Help Wanted: Why Can’t Businesses Find Enough Workers?

COVID-19 may have kicked off a severe labor shortage, but longer-term demographic trends are partly to blame for this highly unusual job market. The headline U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.7% at the end of December 2020 to 3.9% in December 2021, marking the biggest one-year improvement in history.1 While many workers took advantage of this […]

2022 Key Numbers

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Retirement Investors: This Back Door May Be Closing for Good

In addition to eliminating the conversion of nondeductible contributions from traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs, the proposed legislation includes a similar prohibition on the conversion of after-tax 401(k) contributions (so-called mega-back-door Roth conversions), as well as other retirement-related provisions affecting those with large account balances ($10 million and higher) and high incomes (more than $400,000 […]

The Budget and the Debt Ceiling: Federal Spending in the Crosshairs

On September 28, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen informed Congress that the government will be unable to pay all of its bills if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling by October 18 On September 30, 2021, Congress averted a potential federal government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution to provide funding for government operations through […]

Retirement Confidence Remains Strong, Despite Pandemic

Workers who said that they or their spouse participate in a retirement plan were much more likely to have calculated a retirement savings goal than those who do not participate in one. Despite the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic, American workers and retirees remain largely optimistic about their financial prospects for retirement. In its […]

How Much Annual Income Can Your Retirement Portfolio Provide?

More ways to help stretch your savings Don’t overspend early in your retirement Plan IRA distributions so you can preserve tax-deferred growth as long as possible Postpone taking Social Security benefits to increase payments Adjust your asset allocation Adjust your annual budget during years when returns are low Tax considerations Prolonging your savings may require […]

Common Factors Affecting Retirement Income

When it comes to planning for your retirement income, it’s easy to overlook some of the common factors that can affect how much you’ll have available to spend. If you don’t consider how your retirement income can be impacted by investment risk, inflation risk, catastrophic illness or long-term care, and taxes, you may not be […]

There’s Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2020

Making a last-minute contribution to an IRA may help you reduce your 2020 tax bill. If you qualify, your traditional IRA contribution may be tax deductible. And if you had low to moderate income and meet eligibility requirements, you may also be able to claim the Saver’s Credit for 2020 based on your contributions to […]

IRA and Retirement Plan Limits for 2021

Many IRA and retirement plan limits are indexed for inflation each year. While some of the limits remain unchanged for 2021, other key numbers have increased. IRA contribution limits The maximum amount you can contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA in 2021 is $6,000 (or 100% of your earned income, if less), […]