• Re: America's 401(k) millionaires have plunged by a third

    From Thank Biden Wealth Redistribution@21:1/5 to Lawrence Solomon on Sat Feb 25 07:05:08 2023
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    Lawrence Solomon <LawrenceSolomon@trumpslaves.org> wrote in news:ssprv2$ls9s$61@news.freedyn.de:

    The surge of Covid-19 infections had nothing to do with it.

    America's ranks of so-called 401(k) millionaires are diminishing following
    last year's stock market rout.

    The number of 401(k) accounts with at least $1 million in retirement
    savings fell 32% last year, to 299,000, from 442,000 in 2021, according to
    new data from Fidelity Investments.

    The shrinking number of 401(k) millionaires comes after the S&P 500
    tumbled 19.4% last year and entered the longest bear market since the 2008 financial crisis. The downturn has marked a sharp departure from the prior decade, when a bull market buoyed investment portfolios and appeared to
    place a comfortable retirement within reach for many workers.

    The average balance in a 401(k) plan tumbled 20.5% in 2022, reducing the typical employee nest egg to $103,900 at the end of 2022, according to Fidelity.

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    Americans are saving less and being buried in credit card debt
    Anxieties about retirement are on the rise after last year's tough
    conditions, which included inflation hitting a 40-year high, experts say.
    One recent study found that workers now expect they will need $1.25
    million for a comfortable retirement a 20% jump from 2021.

    With the decline in retirement savings, the "retirement gap" the
    discrepancy between the amount of money people need to fund their golden
    years compared with what they've actually saved is growing wider. And
    the challenge is greater when many workers are struggling to pay for
    basics like food and shelter, let alone plan for retirement.

    To be sure, even with the declining number of 401(k) millionaires last
    year, there are still more than in 2019, when there were 233,000 accounts
    with at least $1 million in savings, according to Fidelity.

    Notably, stashing away $1 million or more in a 401(k) plan is rare. Only
    about 1.4% of 401(k) accounts at the financial services firm had more than
    $1 million in assets at the end of 2022, according to Fidelity data.

    Fidelity also noted it has seen a decline in the number of IRA accounts
    with at least $1 million in assets. At the end of 2022, there were 280,320
    such accounts, down 25% from a year earlier.

    <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/401k-millionaires-fidelity-stock-market- hits-retirement-savings/?intcid=CNI-00-10aaa3b>

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