A Look at Retirement Plans 

The older you get the more you’ve learned. And as you look back on life, you may realize some things help you do better achieving your goals, and other things don’t help. Having a retirement plan at work helps. Fidelity did a survey on retirement savings and work plans, and here’s what they found. I wouldn’t be saving without a work plan – 55% of those surveyed said they wouldn’t be saving any money fort their retirement at all if it were not for the plan they have at work. A retirement plan for a any business can be a low-cost benefit. For those of you with no plan at work, encouraging your employer to begin a retirement plan could really benefit you. Company match- helpful- Retirement plans allow employers to contribute. This contribution is called a match and the rules vary, so I won’t hurt your brain with all the details. But Fidelity found that having a match prompted 53% increased their own contribution either because of a raise or from a desire to take better advantage of the company match.Borrowing- not helpful – Some retirement plans allow one to borrow from their retirement money. The survey also found that of those who borrowed, 29% said it was a mistake that they wish they hadn’t made. They would not do borrow again.Got a business? There are many retirement plans one of which may be a great fit for your firm. Do you have a plan at your workplace? Take advantage of it! And learn from the mistakes of others, my friends.Citations: Marion Syversen, [email protected] Check out our website that includes weekly streaming The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer. Email management, archiving & monitoring technology powered by Smarsh, Inc. Disclosure:Only securities and advisory services offered through Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Wall Street Financial Group, Inc., Norumbega Financial and all other entities listed herein are separate entities, independently owned and operated.