For many people, retirement seems a thing of the inconceivable future, as distant and unreachable as the most faraway and remote destinations in the world. Twenty- and thirty-somethings in particular, for whom retirement has not yet become an all too looming reality, can quickly turn into negligent savers, putting planning for the future on hold and getting back on the line only when old age factors into the equation.
But planning for retirement is like training a puppy: the sooner you start, the better, and the more long-term rewards you’ll have down the road, even if it’s a difficult process in the beginning.
More and more, young people are forgoing 401(k)s and IRAs in favor of spending their money elsewhere: maybe they have student loans to pay off or feel like they’re struggling to make the rent from month to month. The problem is, it’s easy to get caught in a cycle of making excuses about putting money away, and the reality is that it might never seem like you have a dispensable income, free to be subjected to your whims of saving and spending at any given time.
That’s why it’s important to make saving for retirement a habit, and one that’s developed as early on as possible. When you’re still young, you can invest a relatively small amount for a short time annually and still produce impressive savings, whereas someone older with more money who invests over a longer period will produce less in the long run.
Starting the saving process can seem a bit daunting, though, and understanding the best investment plan for your lifestyle can be tricky, which is why Safe Retirement Solutions has a team of experienced professionals who will consult with you and help you devise a course of action.
Don’t let your youth hold you back: starting early is your best bet for peace of mind as you mature in years. To schedule a complementary consultation with one of our expert advisers, please click here and visit our website, or call us at 877-268-4086. Remember: Safe Retirement Solution’s financial advisers are here to help you along any step of the way in planning for your future.