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Fewer Americans are asking Social Security to "show me the money" as soon as possible. The share of workers claiming Social Security retirement benefits at the earliest possible date has plunged in recent years. Retiring workers can claim Social Security anytime from age 62 to 70.
Forgotten 401(k)s and pensions are contributing to a growing retirement crisis for workers who aren't collecting the benefits they are owed.
Women have a math problem when it comes to retirement: On average, they retire two years earlier than men but they live five years longer. When it comes to early retirement, which most define as before 65, a study from Fidelity released Thursday found that the top reason women leave the workforce
Many people take Social Security early and put off tapping into their IRAs and 401(k)s until they must. But that's the opposite of what most should do, because waiting until 70 to take benefits can pay off in more ways than one.
Individual retirement accounts have been the ugly duckling of investments. More than 42 million households count on IRA's to help fund their retirement. IRAs started off simple in 1974, but like our tax code have grown more complex.
Some self-employed savers can put away as much as $61,000 for retirement in a solo 401(k), depending on age and compensation.
Perhaps you’ve taken stock of your retirement nest egg and found it a bit wanting. Uncle Sam wants to add a little extra rocket fuel to your retirement savings efforts. If you are 50 or older, you can take advantage of “catch-up” provisions in the tax code that allow you to contribute more to your
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act preserved or even beefed up many tax breaks available through workplace benefits programs. Here's how to make the most of those benefits.
The funding deficit for U.S. state public pension systems rose to a record-high $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2016, a nearly $300 billion increase from fiscal 2015, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report released on Thursday. The public worker retirement funds reported only $2.6 trillion in assets
As much as 85% of your Social Security benefits could be taxable if you have other sources of income, such as earnings from work or withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement accounts.
Americans aren't terrific at saving for retirement. Many are even worse when it comes to figuring out how much to spend once they get there. An actuary who's studied the issue for three decades recently ...
Many companies offer a 401(k) match to employees who save for retirement, but it's not always easy to qualify for the match and take it with you when you leave the job. There might be waiting periods before you are eligible for a 401(k) match and vesting schedules that prevent you from keeping the
The new tax law rewards retirees and others running side gigs and small businesses with a 20% tax deduction on qualified business income.
EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLAN DEADLINE Small business owners who are considering starting retirement plans for their employees have a chance to save on their 2017 taxes. If they want to set up the least complex ...
Usually, you can wait until April 1 to take your first RMD. But the deadline falls on a holiday weekend this year, so you'll need to act sooner.
New York is among a growing number of states considering legislation to create government-sponsored payroll-deduction retirement programs for small businesses, which financial planners say could be a relatively ...