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If you received a year-end bonus, congratulations! As gratifying as it may be to splurge on something you can enjoy immediately, you may want to take a few moments to consider how you can maximize those dollars for the long term. Following are seven smart money moves to help you use a windfall of money […]

The IRS released its 2024 cost-of-living adjustments for retirement savers. Among the highlights are higher annual contribution limits to qualifying plans and higher income limits for individuals to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) or make a taxable contribution to a Roth IRA. Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans For 2024, the maximum contribution employees […]

The IRS is providing high-income taxpayers with two years of relief from a Secure Act 2.0 provision that would have required them to begin allocating catch-up contributions to their 401(k)s on a Roth basis beginning in 2024. Section 63 of the Secure Act 2.0 called for 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) plan participants age 50 and […]

Memorable vacations do not happen by chance. They require a certain level of effort and advance planning to ensure that you stay within your budget and maximize your actual time away for fun, sightseeing and relaxation. The more you plan, the more likely your getaway will meet your expectations. With this in mind, it is […]

The beginning of a new year often comes with many changes. For 2023, some of the most significant transformations are occurring in the retirement industry, thanks to the recent passage of the SECURE Act 2.0. While some of the new law’s provisions will not take effect until future years, others will need to be addressed […]

The pandemic and ensuing “Great Resignation” are accelerating an already concerning rate of leakage from employers’ 401(k) plans, negatively impacting both employers’ costs and plan participants’ retirement readiness. In this environment, it is especially critical for businesses to educate employees about the rules for early withdrawals and separations from service and the options available to […]

Social Security recipients are receiving a 5.9 percent increase in benefits for 2022, marking the largest cost of living adjustment (COLA) in 39 years for the nation’s retirees and special needs children and adults. With this adjustment, more than 64 million retirees will begin receiving $1,657 in Social Security benefits per month beginning in January […]

Saving for retirement through an employer’s 401(k) plan is a great way to invest in yourself – both for today and for your future. With each contribution to your plan, you essentially pay yourself (rather than Uncle Sam) and allow those payments to stay invested in the market, where they have the potential to grow […]

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) recently released cybersecurity guidance to help retirement plan sponsors (employers and business owners), record keepers and other plan fiduciaries mitigate the growing risks of cyber threats, including fraud and identity theft. According to the EBSA, employer-sponsored retirement plans regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act […]

A Roth IRA is a unique retirement savings vehicle that allows eligible individuals to set aside money today for a potentially tax-free income stream in the future. Like a traditional IRA, a Roth arrangement allows individuals to make annual contributions of up to $6,000 in 2022, or $7,000 for savers age 50 and older. That […]