Then and Now

Ten years ago, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, sending equity markets and ultimately the economy into a tailspin. Now, household income is at record highs, wage growth is the fastest in a decade, and average 401(k) and IRA account balances top six figures for the first time on record. But are Americans better prepared for retirement today than they were at the front of the Great Recession?….

The Worth of a Retirement Dollar

How much do you have saved for retirement? That's a standard retirement planning question to ask, but the answer isn't as cut and dry as it may seem. Even if you come up with a dollar figure, the actual value of that figure depends on what kind of money it is….