Posts Tagged ‘retirement plan contributions’

What are some of the reasons people don’t participate or don’t contribute enough?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

That has been the subject of recent research by the Pew Charitable Trusts. They looked at employer and employee perspectives on saving, and made some interesting findings. For example, 2/3 of employees at small to mid-sized companies have access to a retirement plan at work, and 68% participate. That translates to 45% of workers at small to mid-sized businesses participating in a 401(k) or similar plan — and 55% not participating.



Thursday, November 10th, 2011

It’s no secret that most people are finding it hard to save money in these tough economic times. Or that many are too overwhelmed with day-to-day and month-to-month issues to even think about saving for retirement. Yet with just a few slight — and pretty much painless — life alterations, the majority of Americans can add to their retirement savings, and be a lot better off in their later years than they imagine. (more…)