Note - The following post is part of a military personal finance bloggers #BRSBlitz education campaign and sponsored by USAA. All opinions are my own. Time is running out for members of the military to choose whether or not they want to opt into the new Blended Retirement System (BRS). In fact, you only have until midnight TOMORROW - December 31st, 2018 to choose the BRS over the current military retirement plan, which is called the High-3 Retirement Plan. The government created and officially started automatically enrolling new members … [Read more...] about Military Blended Retirement System (BRS) Deadline Is December 31st, 2018! #BRSBlitz
We all know how important it is to save enough money for retirement, but do you know how much is truly enough? Personal finance experts are divided when it comes to the magical number you should strive for. It honestly varies from person to person. The problem is that people often make misguided assumptions about retirement, such as “I’m too young to think about retirement planning yet,” “I have plenty of time to start saving,” and even “I deserve to travel and live life before hunkering down to plan for retirement.” The most important … [Read more...] about RetirementBudgetCalculator.com Review: A Highly Customizable Retirement Calculator
Managing revenue, expenses, and taxes for a small business can be complicated enough, but what about saving for your own retirement, too? Unless you have a sizable pension from a spouse or an inheritance coming in your future, you need to make sure you’re saving as much as possible for retirement. Of course, being a small business owner without easy access to an employer-provided 401(k) plan can be frustrating. But, there are other, comparable ways to save for retirement beyond the traditional or Roth IRA options. To ensure you meet your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Small Business Owners Plan Intelligently For Retirement
There’s plenty of doom and gloom news surrounding the Millennial Generation’s financial management. But, new reports suggest Baby Boomers aren’t doing too well either. Baby Boomers, which are those born roughly between 1946 and 1962, seem to be missing the mark when it comes to saving enough money for retirement. As MarketWatch pointed out, the average Baby Boomer has just $263,000 saved in their employer-sponsored retirement plan, despite needing about $658,000 to live comfortably on. If the math holds up, this means the average … [Read more...] about Are Baby Boomers Really Doomed When it Comes to Retirement?
It’s a common question to ask think - will I have enough money saved up to retire happily? Not having enough money to retire is a scary thought. You work almost your entire life to have your golden years free of a job. However, if you are not financially able to retire, that dream may not become a reality. No one says you have to be rich to retire (although that does help). But you do want to have enough money set aside that you won’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford to pay the bills. How to Invest in Your … [Read more...] about Invest in Your Retirement Now – Your Retired Self Will Thank You
Most know that Americans, particularly younger people from the Millennial Generation, are not saving enough for retirement these days, but another surprising group that isn’t saving is home business owners, according to CNBC. Without an employer-backed 401k or pension plan, home business owners are at a unique disadvantage when it comes to saving for retirement. Whereas you can currently contribute up to $18,000 annually to a 401k, with some employers offering a 3% to 6% match, IRAs are limited to $5,500 annually, or $6,500 if you’re 50 or … [Read more...] about Retirement Planning for Home Business Owners – How to Save for Retirement