Tag: IRA

Social Security Card: Senior woman holding card in hand on white background

The brief’s key findings are: Households now retiring need to transform their 401(k) and IRA savings into retirement income. One way is to delay claiming Social Security to increase their monthly benefit, using savings to pay current expenses while they wait. In effect, they are buying an annuity from Social Security:  The savings used is the “price” and the increas…

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Introduction Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) now hold more assets than either defined benefit or defined contribution pension plans, but many people do not understand how they work. This Just the Facts reminds readers of the differences between Roth and conventional IRAs and describes their role to date as saving vehicles. This piece concludes that althoug…