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Why You Shouldn't Withdraw from Your 401(k)
Resist the temptation. Fight the urge. Fight for your future. PRESENTED BY: DOUGLAS R. EAGLE, REGISTERED PRINCIPAL Recently, you may have heard about a spike in 401(k) withdrawals. The evidence is not merely anecdotal. Fidelity Investments recently issued its 2010 overview of the 401(k) accounts it administers and found that 22% of participants had outstanding loans from these retirement savings plans, with the average loan at $8,650. In 2Q 2010, a record 62,000 of Fidelity’s 401(k) participants had taken hardship withdrawals – a jump from 45,000 in the preceding quarter. > More
Which Retirement Plan Suits You?
Here’s an overview of the retirement plan landscape. PRESENTED BY: DOUGLAS R. EAGLE, REGISTERED PRINCIPAL All retirement plans are not the same. In fact, there is such a wide variety of retirement plans that it is worth it to read up on your choices. Here’s a brief look at the different plans and what they have to offer. > More
Spend Less Now, Live It Up Later
A little “delayed gratification” may help you retire more comfortably. PRESENTED BY: DOUGLAS R. EAGLE, REGISTERED PRINCIPAL Baby boomers are known for wanting more out of life – and for living life on their own terms. They also get a bad rap as a generation weaned on instant gratification – wanting it all now, wanting to have it both ways. It is neither wise nor truthful to paint a generation with a broad brush. What we do know in 2010 is that more Americans than ever are poised to retire. > More
Eight Tips for Planning Retirement
A few simple steps to help you get started on the right foot. PRESENTED BY: DOUGLAS R. EAGLE, REGISTERED PRINCIPAL Planning financially for retirement may feel overwhelming. For some, that feeling is what keeps them from really focusing on and implementing a plan. If you haven’t started planning for your retirement – do yourself a favor and make TODAY the day you begin.
- The earlier the better. Time is definitely one of your greatest allies. A person who begins contributing a modest amount to a retirement plan in their early twenties could end up on par with someone who contributes much more aggressively but does not start until their mid-thirties. > More
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