A while back, retirement was a simple thing. You worked, your company gave you a gold watch, and you retired. Not anymore. With the decline of company pensions, longer life expectancies and the inevitable rise of inflation, it’s now crucial to budget and save to help you to live comfortably in retirement.
Step 1: Why start saving now?
Because you’ll get the superpower that is compounding interest on your side. Learn more about it and the other benefits of saving here.
Step 2: Build a monthly budget.
The secret to saving is building it into your monthly budget. Our Monthly Budget Worksheet is a great tool to keep tabs on expenses and plan savings for retirement. Try it out now.
Step 3: Keep cash on hand for emergencies.
Keeping a small reserve of cash can help you avoid tapping or reducing your retirement savings during tough times. Learn how to set up an emergency fund here.
Step 4: Slow and steady wins the race.
Building your retirement savings slowly over time can have its rewards. With a simple investing technique, you can take advantage of the benefits of saving over time.
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