Does Main Street need a Wall Street Strategy?
Provided by: Duane J. Silbernagel, CFP®
As Wall Street pushes higher, a pandemic-weary Main Street is relearning how to manage cash flow with the hope of keeping its retirement dreams alive.
Self-employed Americans, and the people working for them, account for roughly 30 percent of the nation’s workforce.1
In the best of times, putting aside money for retirement was a challenge for this group. Before the pandemic, just 13 percent of people who run a single-person business set aside money in a workplace retirement plan. By comparison, 72 percent of people in large companies participate in retirement plans.2
In recent weeks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 30,000 for the first time. And this year, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has picked up more than 10 percent through November. But some self-employed Americans are just reading about the rally, not participating.3,4
There’s no shortage of retirement plan choices and programs. But the uncertain outlook has forced many to build larger-than-normal cash reserves to help manage through any operating restrictions or shutdowns.5
If you’re a self-employed business owner who’s struggling with managing cash flow while keeping an eye on your future, please give us a call. We may offer some guidance on how to set priorities so both goals can be within your reach.
I hope you found this beneficial and informational. For more information about me and my services, visit my website: www.duane.wrfa.com
Thank you for your interest.
Duane Silbernagel is a Financial Advisor in Lincoln City, Oregon offering securities through Waddell & Reed, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC. He can be reached at (541) 614-1322 or via email at DSilbernagel@wradvisors.com.
This article is meant to be general in nature and should not be construed as investment or financial advice related to your personal situation. The article was written by an independent third party, Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions, Inc. (Copyright 2020) and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Waddell& Reed is not affiliated with www.newslincolncounty.com website and is not responsible for any other content posted to this website. (12/20)
1. Pew Research Center, August 29, 2019
2. CNBC.com, September 12, 2019
3. The Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2020
4. Yahoo Finance, November 30, 2020
5. CNBC.com, September 4, 2020