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Make Saving for Retirement Regular Routine

September 23rd, 2020


While many Americans might feel confident in their ability to support themselves after they retire, thousands will reach the age of 65 without adequate financial preparation.
 
It's never too early--or too late--to focus on retirement savings. You need about 70% of preretirement income to maintain your lifestyle in retirement.
 
If you're in your 20s, start saving 10% of your pay annually and gradually increase that percentage over time.
 
If you start at age 45 and hope to retire at 65, you'll need to save 27% of your income each year. If you can put off retirement to age 70, that number drops to 10%.
 
For those who are starting even later, there are different ways to attain a worry-free retirement: work longer, start a small business, freelance, look for less-costly living situations and/or locations, and find ways to reduce other expenditures.
 

Here's another way of looking at it, from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC):

To stay on track, seek advice from a credit union certified financial counselor or from counselors at the NFCC. 



 



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