Is it time to increase your 401K contribution?
The annual report of the trustees of Social security and Medicare confirmed that this year the social security will be paying out more in checks than it will be taking in in revenue. So Social Security has to dip into its savings and that savings will run out by 2034 unless something changes. In 15 years Social Security could be insolvent.
About 6% of your wages goes to Social Security and your employer also contributes about 6% on your behalf. Americans are getting older as the baby boomers retire and there is not enough working people to contribute into social security.
We recommend that everyone should open a 401k account and save at least your company's match percent amount.