You're working hard for your money. Let's make sure it works hard for you.
Workers in Oregon have a new, easy way to save for retirement at work. If your employer facilitates OregonSaves – it's easy – you can be automatically enrolled using standard elections and be on your way to a stronger retirement. Once enrolled, you will automatically start saving a percentage of your paycheck in your own Roth Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) that stays with you from job to job. Amounts you save in this account are always your money, and you control your own account. Participation is completely voluntary, and you may opt out and back in at any time.
Even if you're self-employed or work for an employer that doesn't facilitate OregonSaves, you can join today. Simply sign yourself up and you can set up automatic contributions to your account. It's easy and only takes a couple of minutes to get started saving.
For most of us, Social Security payments likely won't be enough when it comes time to retire. Saving even a little now can make a big difference later. It can also save you money now. The IRS offers a federal tax credit called the Saver's Credit to qualifying savers. The Savers Credit gives a special tax break to low- and moderate-income taxpayers who are saving for retirement.1