When it comes to preparing for retirement, smart investing is a crucial factor that can greatly impact your financial security and overall quality of life during your golden years.
During the past half century, the number of married couples in the U.S. has been steady declining. According to a study published in The Gerontologist, approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 45-63 are currently single. Most of these have never been married, although many were once married but are now divorced.
In addition, the study also reveals that women have been having fewer children during these past five or six decades. What that means to Baby Boomers (those individuals born between 1946 and 1964) in or near retirement is a potentially smaller support system to help with life guidance and basic care.
The trade conflict with the U.S. is starting to impact China’s economic growth. An added element of pressure is the uncertainty around the economic impact of the protests in Hong Kong and more importantly, the Chinese government’s response.
The Pew Research Center estimates that 10,000 baby boomers are expected to turn age 65 each day from now until 2030. If you count yourself among this group—whether you plan on retiring next month or more than a decade down the road—consider these six recommendations to help you prepare for this next stage of your life…
Often it’s the little things in life that can make the biggest difference. That’s true when it comes to saving for retirement. Putting just 1% more into a tax-advantaged retirement account like a 401(k), 403(b), or an IRA could make a noticeable difference in your lifestyle in retirement. Whether you choose to make Roth or traditional contributions, the benefits of saving just a little more now can pay off later.
Retirement planning can be a complicated process – and surveys suggest that most workers haven’t even attempted a guess. But even those who have can overlook some pretty significant factors that can have a dramatic impact on retirement readiness.