May 15th, 2009

Begin Saving for Your Retirement

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If there is one thing in your life that you are simply never going to have control over, no matter what you do or how hard you work, it is the unchangeable fact that everyone grows old. Consistently changing in age is one thing that simply cannot prevent from happening. As every year passes, we grow a little bit older, and if we are not worrying about our futures, then we are not doing something right. If you have not already begun to think about your future, then it’s time to start doing so, no matter what age you are. Whether you are a teenager and just starting your first job, or an adult with a family of your own, there are many considerations that you need to make that will allow you to better prepare for your future and you eventual retirement.

Many people figure out how to enjoy their life to the fullest, but they never put any real consideration into planning for the future, adulthood and their retirement. What many people never really realize is that the earlier you begin to think and plan about your retirement, the more chances you will end up having to enjoy your old age to the fullest rather than finding yourself stressed out because you lack the financial stability to enjoy your senior years. One of the most important aspects that you should consider when it comes to planning for retirement is that you need to secure your financial needs as well as you can in order to enjoy peace of mind later on in life.

Retirement financial planning is an important concept that any wise person should put serious consideration into. The younger you are when you figure out your retirement plan, the better off you will be. When you start to consider your financial needs for your retirement, it is important to set a target figure so that you can work toward that figure through the years. Financial goal setting is vital when it comes to retirement planning and beginning to put away money for your retirement years.

Now that you have a financial figure that you can keep in your mind, the next most logical step is to begin planning on how you can reach that goal. There are several different methods on how you can reach your target financial figure, slowly and effectively. However, one of the easiest ways that you can start reacting your target figure is to begin to save money immediately. Saving money is one of the surest ways that you can plan for your future retirement. For some people, one of the best ways that you can begin to save for your financial future is to begin saving, watching your money grow slowly in the process.

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3 Comments

  1. I’m only 19 and have no job. Is the best that I can do is to invest in high yield CDs or to park my cash in boring savings accounts? (sorry, don’t believe in the stock market, and look where that’s gotten me ;)

    John at 10:19 pm on May 17, 2009
  2. A good strategy when you are young is to put your money into a Roth IRA. $100 per month from the age of 21 to the age of 65 will get you about $2,000,000 tax free at an average savings of around 9 or 10%. There are a lot of very good mutual funds on sale right now giving young people a great opportunity to start building for the future. But you need to be employed in order to participate in a ROTH IRA (or any IRA for that matter). You can also put your ROTH IRA money into high yield CD’s, but for the very young, I’d look hard at some good mutual funds.

    MaggieMagpie at 9:18 am on May 23, 2009
  3. A very good post mate but I think reverse mortgage is also a very good way to have tax free income after retirement. Check it http://www.mortgageloaninformation.org/mortgage/reverse-mortgage/

    Mortgage guy at 10:45 pm on June 1, 2009

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