Tag: retirement plans
As the end of the 2015 tax year approaches, set aside some time to evaluate your situation and consider potential opportunities. Effective year-end planning depends on a good understanding of both your current circumstances and how those circumstances might change next year. Basic strategies Consider whether there’s an opportunity to defer income to 2016. For […]
Do you really know as much as you think you do about your 401(k) plan? Let’s find out. 1. If I leave my job, my entire 401(k) account is mine to keep. This may or may not be true, depending on your plan’s “vesting schedule.” Your own contributions to the plan–that is, your pretax or […]
As a participant in your work-sponsored retirement savings plan, you’ve made a very important commitment to yourself and your family: to prepare for your future. Congratulations! Making that commitment is an important first step in your pursuit of a successful retirement. Now it’s important to stay focused–and be aware of a few key risks that […]
Many retirement plan and IRA limits are indexed for inflation each year. Some of the key numbers for 2012 are discussed below. Elective deferrals If you’re lucky enough to be eligible to participate in a 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), or SAR-SEP plan, you can make elective deferrals of up to $17,000 in 2012, up from $16,500 […]
There are many factors to consider in determining how much you’ll need to save in order to enjoy a comfortable and financially secure retirement. One often overlooked retirement expense is the cost of health care.