When our nation’s lawmakers updated the retirement rules in late 2022, they “tilted the table” a bit toward Roth Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), providing several updates that make them more accessible to individual investors.
In the final days of 2022, our nation’s
lawmakers came together and approved a slate of changes designed to help Americans save more for retirement.
Not much good can come from a period of high inflation.
However, if you had to search for a silver lining, it is that the Internal Revenue Service in late 2022 announced historic increases in the contribution limits for retirement plans.1
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has drawn condemnation and punitive sanctions from the United States, Europe, and their allies. The humanitarian cost of war cannot be measured, and the long-term economic effects could take months or years to unfold. However, the early stages of the conflict pushed oil prices upward and sent the U.S. stock market plunging, only to see stocks bounce back and drop again — with more volatility likely.
If you’ve lost your job, or are changing jobs, you may be wondering what to do with your 401(k) plan account. It’s important to understand your options.
If you’re a decade or so away from retirement, you’ve probably spent at least some time thinking about this major life change. How will you manage the transition? Will you travel, take up a new sport or hobby, or spend more time with friends and family? Should you consider relocating? Will you continue to work in some capacity? Will changes in your income sources affect your standard of living?
Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it’s encouraging to know that your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan may offer a variety of tax benefits. Depending on the type of plan your employer offers, you may be able to benefit from current tax savings; tax deferral on any investment returns you earn on the road to retirement; and possibly even tax-free income in retirement.