How much should you save for retirement?

Knowing how much retirement savings you’ll need starts with knowing what you spend to support your lifestyle today. Some of your expenses may go away by the time you retire, like the cost of raising kids. Others are likely to increase, like the cost of health care. Maximizing your retirement savings now may give you the best chance of living the retirement lifestyle you envision.


See if you’re on track to retire.

Are you saving enough for the retirement you want? Our retirement calculator can help you track your progress. Use it to test a variety of scenarios and see where you stand today.

Grow your retirement savings.

Contributing to an individual retirement account (IRA) can help you grow your savings at retirement strategically. Different types of IRAs provide unique tax, savings and income advantages for your retirement plans. We offer:

  • Traditional IRAs
  • Roth IRAs
  • SEP IRAs

Ready to open an IRA?

We make it easy. Whether you prefer investing on your own or want personal investment guidance, we have an option to fit your needs. 

IRA contribution limits

Tax year 2023 contribution limits:

  • Under age 50: $6,500 per year
  • Over age 50: $7,500 per year

Already have an IRA with U.S. Bancorp Investments?

Further build your retirement savings.

After you’ve maximized your IRAs, 401(k) account and other tax-advantaged investments, consider other investing options to build your retirement savings even further. We offer several ways for you to invest.

Roll over your 401(k) account.

Saving for retirement involves more than setting aside funds for the future. When you roll over1 your previous employer’s 401(k) or 403(b) account, we can give you a clearer view of your current financial situation. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive financial plan based on your retirement savings goals.

Invest your way.

Choose the retirement investing approach that fits you best. Whether you want to invest online or prefer personal financial planning guidance offered by a Wealth Management Advisor from U.S. Bancorp Investments or a U.S. Bank Private Wealth Advisor, we have options to meet your needs.

Work with an advisor

Understanding your goals and making sense of your finances is just the starting point for your one-on-one personalized guidance. We’ll help you move forward with a tailored strategy to work toward the future you want.

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Online investing

For convenient automated investing at a low cost, consider Automated Investor. Or, if you want to build and manage your own portfolio, try self-directed investing. Either way, there’s an online investing option from U.S. Bancorp Investments that’s right for you.

Insights from our experts

Investing through workplace retirement plans

Workplace retirement plans allow you to invest with ease while working toward financial security.

4 benefits of an IRA

Look beyond your 401(k) account or pension to maximize the power of your retirement savings.

How much should I save for retirement?

A look at what percentage of earnings to set aside and strategies to stay on track at different life stages.


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  1. A rollover of qualified plan assets into an IRA is not your only option. Before deciding whether to keep an existing plan, or roll assets into an IRA, be sure to consider potential benefits and limitations of all options. These include total fees and expenses, range of investment options available, penalty-free withdrawals, availability of services, protection from creditors, RMD planning, and taxation of employer stock. Discuss rollover options with your tax advisor for tax considerations.

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