We're told we're supposed to save diligently for retirement during our working years, and socking away funds in a 401(k) is a great way to do so. If your employer offers a 401(k) plan, you can consider yourself lucky. And if that 401(k) comes with a Roth savings option, consider yourself even luckier.
Our goal is to help people think differently about retirement. And on a nice day in the park, we did just that with an #OrangeAid stand, two crates of oranges, 20 gallons of juice, and a fifth-grader named Savannah who happens to be thinking about retirement already.
The advantage of accumulating after-tax assets in a retirement account is that when they are distributed, the amounts will be tax- and penalty-free. However, this benefit is realized only if the necessary steps are taken.
It’s a new year with transformations to both Traditional IRAs and Roth IRA contribution, income and deductible limits, tax treatments and rules. Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with these reforms and evaluate your retirement savings and tax strategies. This list is not exhaustive and the complexity for each is too much to cover here. It is for this reason, Voya recommends you consult a tax professional to discuss these changes to IRAs and its impact to your specific situation.
After a lifetime of hard work, you’ve earned your retirement—and all the benefits that come with it, including Social Security. But if you’re retiring before your full retirement age and have other sources of retirement income, you may want to put off applying for your Social Security benefits. Here’s why.