At some point, the government decided that a retiree needed to only save enough to live on 80 percent of their cost of living. But as an experienced Financial Advisor can tell you, that isn’t a hard-and-fast rule.
At one time, employees worked until they reached their 60s and passed away not long after retirement. However, as life expectancies have reached the late 70s and early 80s, planning for a long retirement is an integral part of managing financial risk. Consumers must plan for longer golden years.
Speaking to a Human Resources representative or 3(21) fiduciary investment advisor can be challenging when conversations are filled with jargon you don’t understand. Fortunately, it’s easy to research these terms.
Conventional wisdom has young workers putting money aside each month for their golden years. Part of the traditional fiduciary process is paying off all debts, then transferring money into a 401(k) or other retirement savings account from each paycheck.
Debt is a part of almost every person's life. There may be times when you look at your paycheck and wonder if the money you are putting aside for your retirement outweighs the cost of your debt. You may think it is best to stop contributing towards your retirement and put that money to paying off your debt.