Clients and advisers alike often overlook the possibility of divorce or losing a spouse in their financial planning, according to TD Ameritrade’s latest survey.
Higher-income workers, making $90,000 a year, will pay $277,000, according to America’s Best 401k.
The Center for Retirement Research projects that 40% of those born between 1976 and 1985 will be unable to replace 75% of the income they received between the ages of 55 and 54 when they reach age 70.
New research from Finhabits, a retirement plan robo-advisory platform, suggests small businesses in Hispanic-majority metro areas struggle to offer retirement plans, but there are opportunities for significantly improving coverage in these areas and elsewhere.
With Americans expecting to live to age 90 and many finding retirement savings a challenge, work, at least part-time, could become a retirement expectation for many.
Another 40% say they reduced their debt during the year.
A Lincoln Financial Group study found government employers want to see better technology, advanced plan designs and personalized service from providers.
Eighty percent of single women keep a portion of their savings in cash, with 35% keeping 50% or more in liquid savings.
60% say life in retirement exceeds their expectations.
Over three-quarters purchased their IRA through an investment professional.
While 66% of larger plans use automatic enrollment, only 51% of smaller plans do.
Nearly one in four say they would be willing to save more than 50% of their paycheck to have more money in the long run.
Fifty percent of Gen Xers surveyed say they cannot start saving for retirement until they pay off their credit card debt.
Fifty-seven percent of employees surveyed do not want their employer to send personalized messages to people facing important financial decisions.
More than one in four now avoid the market and nearly half have altered their spending and savings habits.
More than one-third of retirees continue to grow their assets, BlackRock found.
However, they also do not live as long those with a higher socioeconomic status.
The number of participants taking hardship withdrawals remained less than 1%.
If the plan is not already automatically enrolling participants and escalating their deferrals each year, AB says, it should be.