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Navigating 2024 Retirement Account Changes

As we embark on the journey into 2024, it's crucial to keep a keen eye on the financial landscape, particularly when it comes to retirement planning. I wanted to bring to your attention some notable adjustments to retirement account parameters that could significantly impact your savings strategy for the year ahead.

401(k), 403(b), 457 Plans, and Thrift Savings Plan Updates:

For those contributing to 401(k), 403(b), 457 plans, and the Thrift Savings Plan, the contribution limit for 2024 has been increased to $23,000. This marks a rise from the previous year's limit of $22,500. If you're 50 years or older, you have the opportunity for a catch-up contribution of $7,500, allowing for a maximum contribution of $30,500 for the year 2024. It's an excellent opportunity to bolster your retirement savings.

Traditional and Roth IRAs:

Turning our attention to Traditional and Roth IRAs, the annual contribution limit has seen a welcome increase to $7,000, up from $6,500 in 2023. Those aged 50 and above can make an additional catch-up contribution of $1,000, bringing the total contribution limit to $8,000. This presents a chance for you to optimize your savings strategy and take advantage of these enhanced limits.

Roth IRA Income Phase-Out Range Modifications:

For Roth IRA contributors, it's essential to note adjustments in the income phase-out range. For single filers and heads of household, the new range is between $146,000 and $161,000. For married couples filing jointly, the updated range is between $230,000 and $240,000. Being aware of these changes can help you make informed decisions regarding your retirement contributions and potential tax advantages.

Take Action and Stay Informed:

I encourage you to take a moment to review these changes and consider their implications for your financial plan. If you have any questions or concerns about how these adjustments may affect your retirement savings strategy for 2024, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to provide guidance and support in navigating these changes, ensuring your financial plan aligns seamlessly with your retirement goals.

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