Congress is considering the SECURE Act, which would enhance workplace retirement savings plans and extend access to millions of workers.
Working with a financial advisor is one of the top three drivers of retirement savings success, according to Putnam’s latest Lifetime Income ScoreSM survey. In addition to the benefits of professional advice, the study found that access to a workplace savings plan and deferring at least 10% of income would best position a household for
The United States must move forward and grow, and in doing so, not settle for the mediocrity of the so-called new normal. Our fiscal cliff dilemma has underscored the fact that we have a deficit of political leadership and a wealth of political partisanship. But all that means is that it is up to us
Lawmakers have one and only one job for the next several weeks, and it is avoiding the fiscal cliff, first, by identifying those issues that are the root causes of our fiscal distress and, second, by doing the hard work of consensus building to pass legislation that offers meaningful change. The political posturing on both
One of the few points everyone in Washington should be able to agree on is that a strong economy is vital to Americans’ — and America’s — fiscal health. But that point is often overlooked in the debates surrounding the fiscal cliff, which hinge primarily on two factors: reducing spending and increasing revenues. Growing the
With the so-called fiscal cliff now less than a month away, it is time for Congress and the Obama Administration to get serious about addressing the long-term fiscal challenges our country faces. The significant economic damage that would result from a failure to act during the next several weeks should be unacceptable to every elected