Summer Solstice Financial Checkup

By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

We're closing in on the longest day of the year. To celebrate the annual halfway mark, some people wear flowers in their hair and dance in the shadow of Stonehenge. Others run solstice marathons by the light of the midnight sun.

Before the dancing and running and other celebrations end, here's something all of us can put on our summer solstice checklist: check in on the progress of your 2018 financial goals. After all, the summer solstice is known as a time of renewal and great potential. Don't neglect the great potential of sound financial planning and decisive action.

A good place to start is with your retirement accounts. Are you on track to save to the max this year? If you are falling behind, you still have time to catch up. As a refresher, here are the important annual IRS contribution limits to keep in mind:

In addition to shoring up retirement savings, use the longest day of the year to accomplish these three financial tasks:


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Are you on track to reach your savings goals this year? Check out these tips from @FINRAFoundation to help you plan your finances for the rest of the year. https://bit.ly/2McS7Uw 

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