Nov 6, 2020
Vanguard recently released its latest report on how Americans
are saving and there are some eye-opening statistics about
retirement accounts. Let’s look through some of the data that stood
out to us and determine what it tells us about how well we’re
utilizing the defined contribution plans.
Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://johnsonbrunetti.com/new-stats-on-how-americans-save-for-retirement/
What we discuss on the show:
0:40 – Target seasonal hires have different focus this year.
2:10 – Vanguard stats on target date funds.
6:17 – Stats on Roth 401k option
8:51 – Over the past 10 years, company stock holdings dropped 16%.
11:19 – Hardship withdrawals from 401k accounts has increased.
13:06 – Men more likely to contribute than women.
17:41 – Mailbag Question: Should I start my Social Security at 62 to help me pay off my mortgage before I retire?
18:47 – Mailbag Question: I’ve heard about a strategy using life insurance to create income in retirement? Is this a good idea?
20:22 – Mailbag Question: My husband wants to leave a lot of money to the kids but I’ve worked hard to save for retirement and don’t want to have to watch my money. What’s a reasonable amount to leave as a legacy?