Retirement Planning

How Often Should You Check Your Retirement Accounts?

Kevin Major, CPFA

Kevin Major, CPFA

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When first investing in a retirement plan, it can be hard to know where to begin. While you may feel like there’s a lot to manage, you might be surprised at how often you should actually be checking your account. The average investor usually doesn’t need to stress over the everyday changes in their portfolio. Anytime the markets are involved, you have to remember that they will naturally go up and down. You and I can’t control them, but even in volatility it’s important to stick to your game plan. If it is a long-term plan (retirement accounts), it is important to stay invested so you don’t miss out on potential growth.

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MONEY HACKS: How are You Doing with Retirement Savings?

Alex Assaley, AIF®

Alex Assaley, AIF®

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Special guest and newest member of our AFS 401(k) team, Allison Rosenberg joins me in this Money Hacks episode. She brings years of real-world financial coaching experience and is here to answer one important question — How can you measure if you are on track for your retirement?

With this simply idea, you don’t need a phone or calculator. All you need is to know how much you have in your retirement account and open ears. We’ll walk you through a simple calculation to determine if you have enough retirement savings. If you find yourself on good terms great but if not we’ll also give a few tips to help you catch up.

 

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VIDEO: Traditional 401(k) vs. Roth 401(k): Which Should You Choose?

Kacy Reece

Kacy Reece

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When deciding which type of retirement plan contribution strategy is best for you, the features, benefits, tax strategies, and differences between your primary options – pre-tax (or Traditional) and Roth, can be a daunting task. So, before getting overwhelmed, know that while there are plenty of choices, most employer-sponsored retirement benefits typically only offer two choices: a Traditional 401(k) or a Roth 401(k). 

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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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