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Preparing for Retirement through the Years: Maintaining Your Savings in Retirement
Once you’ve reached retirement, the question now becomes: what is the best way to manage your savings so that they last for the years ahead?
Preparing for Retirement through the Years: Refine Your Savings Strategy During Peak Earning Years
When you reach your 40s and 50s, retirement suddenly becomes more of a reality. Learn about some considerations to maximize your current savings strategy.
Preparing for Retirement through the Years: Stepping Up the Savings in Your 30s
Your 30s are a good time to assess your savings strategy and make any adjustments to make sure you’re on the right track to meet your savings goals.
Preparing for Retirement through the Years: Building a Solid Foundation in Your 20s
When you’re just beginning your career, budgets are understandably stretched. But, your 20s are an important time to start building a foundation to allow your money to grow over time.
How the CARES Act Impacts IRAs and Retirement Plans
In addition to other coronavirus-related relief, the CARES Act impacts retirement account owners' required minimum distributions, penalties on withdrawals and IRA contribution deadlines. Note: Penalty-free withdrawals must occur in 2020. Learn more with our CARES Act FAQ .
What You Need to Know about Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)
This video explains the process and timeline for taking an RMD and the importance of planning ahead, especially if you need to fulfill your RMD using illiquid assets. With the SECURE Act signed into law in December 2019, the rules surrounding RMDs have changed, raising the RMD age from 70 ½ to 72, effective Jan 1...
Expect the Unexpected: Protect Your Retirement Savings with an Emergency Savings Fund
Emergencies are unpredictable and often expensive. Make sure you’re prepared for when something difficult happens without having to dip into your retirement savings.
The Importance of Retirement Readiness
In the US, millions of households are not on track to maintain their lifestyle in retirement. Learn about the important spending and saving factors to consider when planning for the future.
Catch-Up Contributions: Catching Up on Saving for Retirement
If you are age 50 or older and eligible to contribute to an IRA or employer-sponsored retirement plan, you may be able to deposit more than the maximum amount each year with catch-up contributions.
Top 4 Reasons Not to Take a Distribution
While it may sound like a good idea at first, there are serious tax implications to consider when taking an IRA distribution before retirement age.
Small Savings Can Add Up to a Big Difference
You may think you have plenty of time to save for retirement, but the truth is it's never too soon to start. Saving early and regularly, even if a small amount, can make a difference over time.
Are You Prepared for a Rainy Day?
Your IRA or other qualified retirement account is a useful vehicle for building long-term retirement savings, but it's important to have separate savings for those rainy day emergencies.