Employees of all income levels face distracting financial stress, survey finds.
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Country Financial, which surveyed American parents, urges them to form a realistic, long-range plan.
Companies that help retirement plan sponsors with investments also provide benefits to their own employees; in some ways, assets managers’ plans resemble the broader marketplace, while in others they stand out.
Adults ages 45 to 59 who say their retirement savings are on track typically have at least $250,000 saved, according to the sixth annual Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED).
Medicare covers only 64% of the cost of health care for those 65 and older, according to EBRI.
Millennials bemoan their student loan debt loads while Baby Boomers voice the most regret about not saving for retirement earlier, according to a Bankrate.com survey.
“Buyout products had a very strong start to the year with $4.7 billion in sales,” says Mark Paracer, assistant research director for LIMRA SRI. “Previous first quarter sales had never exceeded $1.5 billion.”
NARPP says that if retirement plan participants trusted their providers more, it would likely lead to higher deferral rates.
A new TIAA survey suggests Americans who are concerned about their parents’ financial security are more likely to feel stress about their own retirement preparedness.
On the 12 transactions tracked by Fidelity in April 2019, 11 involved registered investment advisers and one involved an independent broker/dealer.
While a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) finds the majority of people spend less than 100% of their retirement income, it also shows factors and expenses that can move spending up or down.
Just over one-quarter of adults think they can live comfortably on Social Security alone, according to a survey by the Nationwide Retirement Institute.
A professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management discussed biases that must be considered when helping people make retirement income decisions.
Given a choice between managing assets on their own or purchasing a guaranteed income option, the majority of employees surveyed for the 2019 Retirement Confidence Survey chose either managing on their own or splitting their assets between the two options.
Respondents to research by the CFP Board and Morning Consult described saving for retirement with the words "overwhelming," "complicated," "impossible" and "confusing."
Many workers feel unprepared for health expenses in retirement, have not prepared very well and plan to work later, the EBRI Retirement Confidence Survey found.
Over the course of five years, the percentage of those who feel they are prepared for retirement more than doubled.
Withdrawals from IRAs accounted for most of the leakage, according to the GAO.
And the use of 401(k) loans fell to a nine-year low of 22.5% in 2018, according to T. Rowe Price’s annual participant data benchmarking report.
Because people are living longer, healthier lives, the Wells Fargo Investment Institute has suggested different ways that Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers can successfully save for retirement.