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.
As you are well aware by now, the stock market has had some volatility these past weeks. While these shifts can increase anxiety, here at Voya we know a few things for sure. No one can predict what the market will do and when.
Americans are living longer these days. That's a positive thing in theory, but from a retirement-planning standpoint, it can be challenging. After all, there's a difference between needing your retirement savings to last 20 years versus 30 years or more.