Financial security is one of the most common life goals around the world. It's the reason why people save, scrimp and budget their money. But sometimes, they fall behind on their efforts. Whether it's due to a drastic setback or a series of small stumbles, you might find that you're not where you want to be in terms of handling money. While this can be frustrating, it doesn't have to be the end of the world. You can learn to create a financial plan from the bottom up and work toward a more financially sound future. It can help predict when you should retire, when you should start your social security benefits, and how likely are you to be prepared to enjoy your retirement.
Annuities are insurance contracts that make regular payments to you either immediately or at some point in the future. You can purchase an annuity to help grow or protect your retirement savings or to provide you with guaranteed lifetime income.
Most people know about CDs and stocks. But there are other investment products that can provide market growth and downside protection at the same time. Many of these can also earn income on a tax deferred basis.
401K programs are designed to help you and your employees provide for their retirement while reducing your current tax burden and allowing your contributions to grow on a tax deferred basis. In addition, many plans allow for the employer to match your contributions up to a specified percentage. For employers, these matching contributions become current year deductions to help reduce the employer’s taxable income.