The rising cost of student loan debt may influence how you secure your financial future. Student borrowers could end up with less savings if they pay off their student loan debt expediently. Prioritizing student loan repayment over retirement is a risk because retirement contributions are usually tax deductible.
For most people, a home is the biggest financial commitment they will make, so it’s important to carefully review your options when you’re thinking about making a change to your housing situation. Retirement plan consultants also note that your home will also generally be your largest asset when you retire, and that’s an important consideration for many people.
Educating plan participants is one of the many duties of pension consulting firms, but many focus on accumulating and building wealth while plan participants are working. While that’s important, it’s also important for participants to consider what happens after they retire.
Frequently, the news about retirement is pretty pessimistic. Pensions no longer exist for most workers, we aren’t saving enough, and Social Security is going to disappear. However, things may not be as bleak as they are often painted. If you’re a retirement plan sponsor, you may be wondering how you can help your employees prepare for retirement.
If you’re human you couldn’t possibly have avoided thoughts of what you might do if you had won the recent Mega Millions lottery of over $640 million.
The current economic environment has caused most everyone to reconsider their personal finances with many people having to drastically change their spending and savings habits. Out of this economic malaise may come an opportunity to finally instill the right habits in your teens that can carry them into adulthood on the right financial footing.