Funding Your Retirement

Infographic: IRS Announces 2019 Retirement Plan Limits

Alex Assaley, AIF®

Alex Assaley, AIF®

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Do you know what's changing for retirement plans in 2019? The IRS has announced the 2019 plan limits and these changes will take effect in the upcoming tax year on retirement-related items.

Why are these numbers important to you? There are limits to how much you can contribute to your retirement account and they can change from year-to-year, so it's important to stay up-to-date. Check out our infographic that details all the changes you'll want to be aware of for the coming year. 

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Start Your Savings Journey Right with the 52-Week Challenge!

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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The 52-week challenge has been around for a while, but it got its notoriety in January 2013, when 911 dispatcher Kassondra Perry-Weaver stumbled across a simple chart that outlined a painless way to save over $1,000 over the course of a year, by consistently stashing away a set amount of cash week by week. She incorporated accountability by having family and friends help her stay on track, and today her Facebook Group has more than 7,000 members!

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Infographic: What's Changing for Retirement Plans in 2018?

Alex Assaley, AIF®

Alex Assaley, AIF®

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Do you know what's changing for retirement plans in 2018? The IRS has announced the 2018 plan limits and these changes will take effect in the upcoming tax year on retirement-related items. Why are these numbers important to you? There are limits to how much you can contribute to your retirement account and they can change from year-to-year, so it's important to stay up-to-date. Especially since this is the first year since 2015 that your 401(k), 403(b), and 457 limit is raising. 

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Not Your Grandparent's Retirement: How Saving for the Future Has Changed

Alex Assaley, AIF®

Alex Assaley, AIF®

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Up until recently, "retirement" used to mean essentially the same thing for most people: You (or your spouse) would get a job, which would provide you with a pension plan, you would work there for 40-plus years and then retire at age 65 to a sunny location like Florida. Depending on wealth accumulation throughout your career, maybe you could afford to take a lot of vacations or enjoy new hobbies, or maybe you were happy to finally have this time to relax after putting in your time as a loyal employee. Either way, chances are good that you were set up well.

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The 3 Most Common Retirement Questions from Employees Answered

At AFS 401(k), our advisors are constantly in contact with employees from all income levels, educational backgrounds, and industries and we see common themes when it comes to the types of questions they are asking us. Daniel Haverkos, our Lead Consultant, spends most of his time with plan participants helping them navigate their retirement savings. “People need help with this stuff, delivered in a down-to-Earth manner that can take them from point A to point B, and let them get on with their day," he says of people's common challenges when dealing with their retirement plan. While we hear a wide variety of questions and concerns from people on a daily basis, here are the three that we hear the most: 

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