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Retirement Is Not Just About the Money

Retirement Is Not Just About the Money

You’ve probably heard that we Americans are largely doing a poor job of saving for retirement. A 2016 report by the Economic Policy Institute puts it in stark terms. By 2013, the mean investment wealth for families in their late 50s was about $164,000, which would generate close to $8,000 a year in retirement. When you combine that with the average Social Security benefit of under $17,000 a year, most are woefully unprepared to stop working in their 60s.

What to Do With Old Retirement Plans

What to Do With Old Retirement Plans

For retirement plans from previous employers, you have an option to move the funds into your current employer retirement plan in a direct tax-free transfer. You can also set up an IRA on your own with a brokerage or mutual fund company and transfer old retirement plan balances directly, without suffering a tax hit. Here are some considerations to help you make your decision.