This week’s article tells us that the typical U.S. household has few retirement savings, and that most people rely on social security. One of the reasons is the reduction in employers offering any retirement plan, and another is for those that do, there seems to be a shift away from “defined-benefit (DB) toward defined-contribution (DC) plan” What does that mean to the employee trying to plan for retirement income? “In a DB plan, a beneficiary receives a lifetime retirement income based on their years of service and their final salary. By contrast, a DC plan is one in which the beneficiary makes payments into an investment account, and then receives the accumulation, plus the investment income, on retirement.” If you are in a DC plan and think that having a product that guarantees you income for life would benefit you, call us. We can tell you what your options are. We’re always here to help.

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