human resources, Industry News, Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services

The Complex Issue of Retiring in America

Retirement is a growing concern for many people, particularly in the United States. A recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found that over 40% of workers have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, which is a startling statistic.

There are several factors that contribute to the retirement crisis. One of the primary reasons is that the cost of living has increased faster than income, leaving little money for saving. Additionally, many people do not have access to retirement plans through their employers, and some may not understand how to invest their savings effectively.

To address this issue, individuals can take several steps to save for retirement:

1. Create a budget

The first step is to create a budget and find ways to reduce expenses. This can include cutting back on non-essential spending or finding ways to earn additional income. By taking control of their spending habits, individuals can free up more money to put towards retirement savings.

2. Utilize available retirement plans

It’s important to take advantage of retirement plans if they are available. Many employers offer retirement plans such as 401(k)s or IRAs as a benefit to their employees. These plans allow individuals to contribute a portion of their income to a retirement account, which can grow over time through investment returns. If an employer does not offer a retirement plan, individuals can still open their own plans and contribute on their own.

3. Find educational resources

Individuals can seek out financial education and planning services to help them make informed decisions about their retirement savings. This can include attending workshops, seminars, or working with a financial advisor. By learning about the different types of retirement plans, investment strategies, and tax implications, individuals can create a plan that works best for their individual needs.

The retirement crisis is a complex issue that requires action at both the individual and societal levels. By creating a budget, taking advantage of retirement plans, and seeking out financial education and planning services, individuals can set themselves up for a more comfortable retirement. It’s important for employers and policymakers to also address this issue by providing access to retirement plans and advocating for policies that support retirement savings.

If you’re an employer looking for help with managing employee retirement, we invite you to reach out to INVO PEO and discover how our professional team can be of service.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from - Youtube
Consent to display content from - Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from - Google
Consent to display content from - Spotify
Sound Cloud
Consent to display content from - Sound