It’s important to put some money aside, even if you can only afford to save a little.
You’ll need to have money on hand for unplanned expenses, big purchases, and your retirement. Choose the kind of savings plan that’s right for you, and start putting even a small amount of money away as soon as possible.
How much will you need for retirement?
Determine how much you’ll need to save, then develop a plan to achieve your goal.
Getting started with saving and investing
Get familiar with your options for saving, how to invest, what to watch out for, and how to come up with a savings plan.
Planning for emergencies
The unexpected can happen at any time, to anyone, which is why having some emergency savings is important.
Let’s take a look at your options for saving and investing
401k Retirement Plans
These are employer-sponsored retirement plans that allow you to deduct money from your paycheck and deposit it in a retirement account. Your savings are not taxed until you withdraw your money after the age of 65. Some employers match their employees’ contributions, adding to your savings potential.
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
This is a retirement savings account for individuals who don’t have an employer-sponsored plan. There are a few different types of IRAs, and each calendar year you can contribute up to a maximum dollar amount, which varies based on the type. DC Credit Union offers Traditional and Roth IRAs, both of which offer different advantages.
College 529 Savings Plan
Pre-paid tuition plans and college savings plans are both types of 529 plans, which are tax-advantaged savings plans that make it easier to save for future college costs.
DC Credit Union also offers a range of savings accounts that allow you to save money and earn interest on the cash held in that account. Some, like Money Market Accounts or CDs, offer slightly higher interest rates in exchange for a higher balance or longer term of investment.
Calculators to help you save and plan for the future
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DC Credit Union IRAs and Share Certificates
Individual Retirement Accounts are a great way to save money for retirement. With a traditional IRA, your contributions are often tax-deductible and you accumulate earnings tax-deferred. Your contributions to a Roth IRA are never tax-deductible, but your money can be withdrawn tax-free.
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