Today, we explain how distribution rates and contribution rates differ.

Think of it this way:

Distribution Rate: Money Out
Distribution rates show how much money you’re withdrawing from your accounts during retirement. So, if you have $350,000 of retirement savings, and withdraw $14,000 during 2019, your distribution rate is 4%. For retirees, we recommend an annual distribution rate of 4% or less.

Contribution Rate: Money In
While working, you contribute money toward retirement. Contribution rates represent the percentage of income that you put toward retirement. So, if you earn $75,000 annually, and save $7,500 for retirement, your contribution rate is 10%. For those working/saving for retirement, we recommend saving 15% of your gross income towards retirement.

Call today and we’ll help you calculate and evaluate your rates.

Until next week!


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