Before we get into how you should save more for retirement, let’s go over some basic information. A 401(k) plan is an arrangement (that is deferred) under where an employee is able to have a specified amount of their paycheck entered into a savings retirement plan. This was created in hopes to eliminate discrimination between higher paid employees and employees who do not get paid as much.
According to recent studies from the U.S. Department of Labor there are over 600,000 savings plans (defined contribution) in the U.S. that are covering 88 million total people. However, employers who offer a retirement savings plan covers only 51% of Americans. With that being said, there are 5 million small businesses that are not offering benefits for retirement for their employees.
It’s not that these small businesses don’t care about their employees. They are just thinking about the cost and how complicated it would be to implement these plans into their business. If a company has 6 employees who each make $50,000 a year, the employer would have to come up with $9,000 a year (plus administration costs) for the plan. Although it is tax deductible, it’s often difficult for small businesses to come up with that cash.
With how little Americans are saving for retirement and small businesses unable to contribute, it’s important to look to Congress to help expand government programs to help and encourage more Americans to save for retirement and invest in savings plans.
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