Freelance Workers Have a New Way to Save for Retirement

Freelance photographers, Rod and Marlene Planck, have an eye for catching some of Mother Nature’s most beautiful moments. The Michigan couple earns their living leading nature photography tours and workshops throughout the U.S. and Iceland.

Throughout their adventures, the Plancks have continued to keep an eye toward the future. After reading about Myra, a retirement savings option launched last year by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, they became one of the first self-employed teams to start saving with myRA.

“We’ve always been really good savers, and my first reaction was that this is a savings program that is safe,” Marlene says.

While 76 percent of full-time private-sector workers have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan through their jobs, self-employed workers must seek other ways to begin saving.

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