4 Tips to Take Your 401(k) to the Next Level

Matt Kory, Vice President, Retirement Programs As a retirement income vehicle, the 401(k) is second in popularity only to Social Security – and as CNBC reported in 2019 the number of 401(k) millionaires is at an all-time high. But is a million dollars even enough for your retirement needs? 

Defined Contribution Plans and IRAs: The Basics

It’s time to go back to the basics. Find answers to your most commonly asked questions on defined contribution plans and IRAs so you can make informed decisions about your retirement plan.

SECURE 2.0 Act Aims to Increase Retirement Savings for Americans

By Jamie Hopkins, Managing Partner, Wealth Solutions   The SECURE 2.0 Act has passed, making it the largest retirement legislation since the original Secure Act hit in the late 2019.

Stop Overlooking These Valuable Workplace Benefits

Kevin Oleszewski, CFP®, Senior Wealth Planner It’s hard to fathom, but there are a lot of employee benefits that people aren’t using correctly — or aren’t using at all.

Are Retirement Plan Contributions Tax Deductible?

Retirement plans like 401(k)s and traditional or Roth IRAs can be an easy and effective way to save for retirement. Many investors favor these accounts for their significant tax advantages, which can include tax-deductible contributions.  Contributions to a traditional 401(k), IRA, and othe …

Five Reasons Your IRA Is Deflating, and What to Do About It

By Craig Lemoine, Ph.D., CFP®, Director of Consumer Investment Research Stocks, bonds and mutual funds have had a rocky start to the year. The S&P 500, a broad measure of the United States stock market, was down 4.6% over the first quarter. Mutual funds holding stocks and bonds have als …

How to Make Sense of Retirement and Estate Finance

Retirement is far off until it isn’t. This chapter of life can sneak up on just about anyone, and we do ourselves a favor to be as prepared as we can. Like anything involving the government, finances can be confusing, with different tax treatments, contribution limits, beneficiary rules and more.

6 Planning Opportunities for 401(k)s in Light of the SECURE Act

By the very name, the SECURE Act – or Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act – is designed to enhance retirement savings. There are several provisions in the new law to help accomplish this goal.

4 Moves You Can Make with Your Old 401(k)

Whether you’ve taken the next step in your career, left behind a company that wasn’t a good fit for you or the company decided it was time to part ways, you should be prepared to manage your 401(k). Changing careers is an emotional move – there’s excitement for the new opportunity

4 Steps to a Retirement Savings Plan that Goes Beyond your 401(k)

I had first met him and his family a few months back. He’s in his late 60s, but you would never have guessed it – there’s an abundant energy and youth about him. In that initial meeting, he stated that he would never retire.

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