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Employer-sponsored retirement savings plans are a valuable recruiting and retention tool, but they’re more than just a benefit meant to attract and retain quality workers. Your 401(k) plan can help employees build a stronger sense of long-term financial security—and if a company can help its workers alleviate even some of their financial stress, it’s all the better for everyone involved.
A purpose. Community. Professional growth. A paycheck. What employees get out of work varies depending on their role, so you can’t approach everyone with one-size-fits-all encouragement. If a company wants to retain good leaders, which is crucial for any future business success, many different incentives should be considered — not the least of which is compensation.
On Tuesday March 14, 2023, Cuna Mutual Group hosted a Special market update: Bank crisis webinar discussing the current state of the market related to the banking crisis. Since Tuesday, the stream of headlines covering possible financial contagion has been fast and furious.
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America’s Baby Boomers have now been receiving Social Security benefits for nearly 15 years, and subsequent generations — Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z — continue the steady march toward retirement.
While no two individuals are alike and generalizations don’t always apply, one thing all three generations after the Baby Boomers share is a growing awareness of the increasing need to plan, save and invest for retirement.
With the economic turmoil and uncertainty of the last few years — which has affected people’s finances to a severe extent in many cases — and with some of the devastating events of 2022, there remains a huge need for charitable giving from those who are able.
It’s been said that knowledge is power. That often proves true when it comes to avoiding costly financial mistakes.
A 2022 survey by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) found the average person scored only 58 out of 100 on a financial literacy test and that a lack of financial literacy carries a high cost. The estimated average loss directly resulting from a lack of knowledge about personal finances was $1,819 in 2022, the highest in more than six years.1 That’s an expense of more than $150 each month.
Are you a plan fiduciary?
If you are, are you aware of your legal fiduciary duties, and can you demonstrate the steps you take to meet your responsibilities?
Staying on top of changing regulations for employer-sponsored retirement plans is a perennial challenge. As an example, President Biden enacted the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023” in the waning hours of 2022. In it are some significant updates and new rules that will impact many organizations.1
Even among the most disciplined savers, headwinds and outright threats to retirement security are constant: regulatory changes, rising income taxes, insufficient participation rates, inadequate deferral rates, cybercrime, scams … the list goes on.