According to recent reports from Bank of America, Vanguard, and Fidelity, an increasing number of Americans are taking early, nonrefundable distributions from their retirement accounts—also known as “hardship withdrawals.”
“According to the latest data from Fidelity Investments’ Q3 2023 retirement analysis, account balances have decreased slightly since last quarter, while withdrawals and loans are inching up, showing the impact economic events such as inflation and market volatility can have on Americans‘ wallets—and ultimately their retirement savings.”—Fidelity Q3 Retirement Analysis
What does this increase in hardship withdrawals mean for the future of our economy, and how can consumers better protect themselves?
Click on the video link below for exclusive insights on this topic from U.S. Money Reserve’s Coy Wells.
Related headlines from around the web:
- Fox Business: “401(k) hardship withdrawals are surging as high inflation squeezes Americans”
- Barron’s: “Retirement Accounts Are the New Emergency Funds”
- Reuters: “Gold marches ahead to the beat of a weaker U.S. dollar”
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