Not all ‘Secure 2.0’ proposals in the House and Senate are the same

Photo by Mike Kline (notkalvin) | Moment | Getty Images Continued improvements to savings, security The House passed its version of Secure 2.0, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act (HR2954), in late March with a bipartisan vote of 414-5. In the Senate, committees with jurisdiction over retirement-related provisions now have approved proposals that collectively form … Read more

70% of retirees wish they’d started saving for retirement earlier

Sporrer / Rupp | Image Source | Getty Images The biggest piece of advice that people in retirement would pass along to their younger selves is simple: start saving earlier for the end of your career. Roughly 70% of retirees said that changing their habits to save or invest more and earlier is the top … Read more

18% of Americans plan to increase stock market investments this year

Thianchai Sitthikongsak | Moment | Getty Images The stock market’s roller-coaster ride is not inspiring confidence in investors. Still, a small portion do plan to take advantage of recent price dips. About 18% of Americans are willing to put more money into stock market investments this year, including retirement accounts, according to a recent survey … Read more

I bonds to deliver a record 9.62% interest for the next six months

Marko Geber | DigitalVision | Getty Images If you’re eyeing ways to fight swelling prices, I bonds, an inflation-protected and nearly risk-free asset, may now be even more appealing. I bonds are paying a 9.62% annual rate through October 2022, the highest yield since being introduced in 1998, the US Department of the Treasury announced … Read more

A possible reduction for Medicare Part B premiums is still in play

Choreograph | iStock | Getty Images For Medicare beneficiaries wondering whether their Part B premiums could be reduced, the waiting continues. More than three months after Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra ordered a reassessment of this year’s $ 170.10 standard monthly premium – a bigger-than-expected jump from $ 148.50 in 2021 – it … Read more

Are you saving enough for retirement? Odds are, probably not.

Muslianshah Masrie | Photodisc | Getty Images Are you saving enough now for your eventual retirement? The odds are that you probably aren’t. The latest Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances for 2019 found that the median amount of savings in Americans’ retirement accounts was $ 65,000. To say the least, that nest egg will … Read more

More than half of young investors have regrets from the last year

Prasit photo | Moment | Getty Images Many Millennials and Gen Zers who invested in the stock market over the last year wish they had done things differently. Some 57% of Gen Z investors and 50% of millennials regret how they invested in the last 12 months, outpacing their Gen X and baby boomer counterparts, … Read more

House is set to vote on a new retirement bill. What to know

shapecharge | E + | Getty Images Legislation that would improve the retirement savings system for US workers may get a vote in the House of Representatives this week. The House could vote on the Securing a Strong Retirement Act, or Secure Act 2.0, as early as Tuesday. “By expanding automatic enrollment in employer provided … Read more

Only 19% of women are confident they’re saving enough to retire

Chris Whitehead | Image Source | Getty Images The two years since the coronavirus pandemic led to sweeping lockdowns across the US have hit women in the workforce especially hard. Now, the gap between their retirement savings as those of their male counterparts has widened further. Only 19% of women are confident they’re on track … Read more