80% of Millenials are not investing in the stock market.

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    Wow that number shocked me. There aren't many things that have the returns of the stock market over the last 100 years. Any Millenials here care to comment on why they do or do not invest in the market?
    Here's why millennials aren't investing
     
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    They are broke...8 years of Obama had a way of doing that....
     
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    No wonder they want a socialist gov to take care of them.
    They are totally inept at doing so themselves.
     
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    They invest in video games
     
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    They may not have an impressive investment portfolio

    But they do have some interesting tattoos
     
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    they lost all their money in bitcoin :laugh:
     
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    Medicare and Social Security are NOT ENTITLEMENTS


    partisans like you have been projecting talking points onto Millennials since before they JUST fell off the political turnip truck

    sounds like you must be from a pathetic RED STATE too inept to ever maintain their state budget so it must be all the federal governments fault
     
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    It is no secret that in this country, many working individuals are lacking when it comes to having enough savings, especially retirement savings. While this is true for Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, it is particularly true for Millennials. The past few years have been tough economically, and Millennials have been some of the hardest hit by the recession, student loan burdens and more. As the economy continues to recover Millennials need to begin looking to increasing their savings. Roth IRAs may be the best way to go for many.


    The Problem


    Fidelity Investments conducted a survey of 2,000 Americans asking a range of questions on topics from overall health to retirement savings habits. The study found that, as a whole, Americans are not saving enough; however, the problem is most prominent among Millennials.

    While an alarming 40% of those surveyed were saving less than 6% of their salaries for retirement, when it came to Millennials the number rose to 51%. The study concluded that Millennials are most at risk for not being able to afford basic retirement essentials such as food, shelter and medical care.


    The Solution

    While it is easy to say that the solution to this problem is that Millennials need to save more, the issue is that many do not know or understand how to properly save for retirement.

    One way is with Roth IRAs. The new myRA being touted by President Obama has been called a Roth IRA with training wheels.

    There are numerous benefits of Roth IRAs, such as you do not pay taxes when you make withdrawals. Unlike a 401(k) or other traditional retirement account, Roth IRAs are not tax deductible; however, once you reach the age of 59 withdrawals are tax free. This is because you put money into a Roth IRA after you’ve already paid taxes on it.

    Roth IRAs also provide flexibility, especially for Millennials. If you are looking to return to school, need emergency cash, or just need funds for whatever reason, with a traditional 401(k) and pre-tax IRA you will have to pay an additional 10% early withdrawal penalty. But this can be avoided when withdrawing from a Roth IRA.

    While saving for retirement by first opening a 401(k) with your employer is usually ideal, especially if they offer a matching contribution, the Roth IRA can be another tool to get you to a successful retirement. Use it in addition to your 401(k) to up your yearly contributions.



    The Benefits of Roth IRAs for Millennials | SmartAsset
     

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