People struggle to save for their golden years. Having been involved in financial services, both as an insurance agent and as a tax preparation specialist, for over 40 years, I’ve seen markets meltdown, tax rates rise and fall, inflation go through the roof and be reduced to practically zero.
I remember when the Qualified Plans came to be because companies could no longer afford to pay pensions.
Qualified Plans seem like a good idea—postpone paying taxes.
No one likes paying taxes. But is postponing taxation really that beneficial?
Given today’s economy and the fact that we’re sitting under an enormous amount of debt means that taxes probably are not going to be lowered.
If you just look at the national debt, it sits at 19.9 trillion (as of May, 2017)—and climbing by the second. Never mind how much money one trillion dollars is…let along nineteen!
That’s money that the U.S. government has to pay off at some point.