The retirement plan industry is flush with data points and analyses. In this November 2019 edition of Data Mine, we have dug out the most useful findings from a range of published works.
The vast majority of today’s retirees still draw the lion’s share of their income from Social Security and pensions; however, in coming years the balance will very quickly tip to private savings sources such as 401(k) plans.
The retirement plan industry is flush with data points and analyses. In this October 2019 edition of Data Mine, we have dug out the most useful findings from a range of published works.
They have mortgages, second homes, kids going to college and elderly parents. They’re even thinking about long-term care policies.
It assigns points to various plan and participant features and recommends ways to improve participants’ retirement readiness outlook.
The self-employed think about and plan differently for retirement compared with their counterparts working for companies and corporations; they also have double the emergency savings.
A survey by Voya also found that sponsors do not always understand the services that advisers provide, which means that advisers need to communicate their value more effectively.
Women place more importance on advice that fits into their work or personal schedule, as opposed to men who place more importance on advice that alerts them to critical developments in their accounts, a T. Rowe Price survey found.
Nearly all of those responding to a new Schwab survey say they would feel confident about making the right financial decisions with professional help, yet only half feel their current situation warrants professional advice.
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).
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.
Defined contribution (DC) plan design and financial advice can help Generation X, who lacks financial stability and is falling short in retirement savings, improve retirement preparedness.
The Federal Retirement Commission would conduct a comprehensive review of private benefit programs in the U.S., with an eye toward strengthening them.
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.
Advisers can play a role by encouraging actions by plan sponsors and participants.
Fidelity analyzed the balances of those who remained invested in their 401(k) in the decade following the Great Recession of 2008 and found that the balances went from $52,600 to $297,700.
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.