The 2019 inflation-indexed changes gave increases across-the-board for all retirement accounts, including workplace retirement plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). Here are the maximums you can contribute to your retirement accounts in 2019.
Congress recently reversed rules which allowed states and cities to create Auto-IRA programs. Although I like the intent and am a big fan of encouraging retirement investment, the program wasn't ideal. A lack of ERISA protections, potential for poor management, and poor investment options all mean I won't mourn the death of the Auto-IRA.
If you don't currently have a Roth IRA, open one today. Adding a Roth IRA to your retirement plan provides you with a wide variety of benefits, including tax diversification, access to early retirement, increased limit on retirement contributions, and greater control over your retirement investment options.