Retirement Confidence Continues to Rise: EBRI
Whether or not Americans have a retirement savings plan is a key factor in their outlook about having an affordable retirement.
Debt Rising Among Older Americans: EBRI
People over 55 owe more money, and they owe enough to make it a problem.
Most IRA Investors Withdraw the Bare Minimum: EBRI
Why? Taxes are a big driver of keeping withdrawals small, IRA expert Ed Slott says.
Roth IRAs Growing Twice as Fast as Traditional IRAs: EBRI
“The Roth IRA removes the uncertainty of what future higher tax rates might do to retirement savings,” says Ed Slott.
Why Are So Many Boomers Working Longer?
New research and old confirm that better educated workers are working into ages once considered “old.” But why? And are they crowding out younger workers?
Americans Keep Pushing Off Retirement Plans
It is said that numbers don’t lie, and when it comes to retirement planning, the recent numbers are downright distressing.
Where Does the Money Go in IRAs?
It’s a salient question asked and answered by the EBRI in its latest analysis of the savings plans.
Ownership of 401(k) Plans Rise, While IRAs Fall
In the financial services industry’s quest to help secure successful retirements on behalf of their clients, a new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute offers hope—and frustration.
Individuals’ Combined IRA Balance Higher Than Overall Average
Average IRA balances are about a third higher, and the median balance is about 42% higher, when an individual’s multiple accounts are considered together, the EBRI found.
Retirement Plan Participation Rates ‘Level Off’ Due to Downturn
After growing sharply throughout the 1990s, participation rates in 401(k)s leveled off during the next decade, especially during the period between 2005 and 2009, according to analysis from the Employee Benefit research Institute. In the case of ownership of IRAs, the numbers declined slightly for the same period.