April is Financial Literacy Month and a reminder to examine your personal finance habits. A key element of financial literacy is how well-prepared you are for retirement.
Last year, our study on America’s workforce showed that over one-third of workers from small businesses say that their employer is “not helpful at all” in terms of retirement planning and that one in eight workers are not offered any type of retirement plan from their employer. This leads to retiring later and a “do it yourself” retirement for many workers. But these retirement security issues aren’t going unnoticed and policy makers at the state and federal level are taking a closer look at the issues around retirement security and proposing solutions.
While calm settled over the financial markets once the new year hit, 2019 remains uncertain when it comes to market swings. However, uncertainly in the market isn’t anything new.
The last two decades mark a distinct time of change, even in the retirement landscape. As we continue to start 2019 off on the right foot, it is important to keep in mind current retirement trends that could affect our overall well-being during our golden years. So without further ado, here are three key retirement trends we want Americans to know about.
Every New Year we think about our resolutions, which typically includes some promise to better ourselves. Pledging to go the gym more, eat healthier, be more active, spend additional time with friends and family, and decrease our social media intake, are a few that usually make the list. However, one resolution we should all emphasize as we ring in 2019 is finding ways to become financially savvy.