We want to save more. It’s at the top of most consumers New Year’s resolution list. So what holds us back?
The average 401(k) balance came in at $80,600 at the end of the second quarter of this year (2013) according to a report released by Fidelity, which represents 12.4 million U.S. workers.
Workers over 50 can contribute an extra $5,500 this year to their 401(k), 403(b), 457.
Sixty percent of employers offer some sort of retirement plan but only about fifty percent of employees take advantage of the plans offered.
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s latest study on borrowing, about 20% of IRA participants have outstanding loans from their plans.
The more money you have the more options you will have in retirement.
A rollover IRA is when you transfer money from a retirement account into an IRA.
Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.
Congress and the IRS decided that you could not leave your pre-tax retirement savings growing forever tax-deferred, so they chose 70½ for you to begin your mandatory withdrawals.
The number I am looking for is actually 59½!