Quick question…have you started saving for retirement yet? If you answered yes, and hopefully you did, that’s great! Perhaps the more important question is, at what age did you start saving? Compound interest is the key to robust retirement savings, and it works best over longer periods of time, especially with a retirement account like a 401K or IRA. So the earlier you invest, the more time compounding has to make your money work for you. People should save 15% of their income toward retirement. Everyone’s situation is different, of course, but there are some recommended milestones for retirement savings.
By age 30, you should have one times your annual salary saved; by age 35, two times; by age 40, three times; and so on. Don’t panic if you’re not on track with these milestones. No matter what your current age, you can always play catch-up by increasing how much you contribute to your retirement plan. You can even add an extra $5,500 to your yearly contribution limit if you are over 50 years old. Visit the FFL Advice Hub for help with retirement savings milestones, financial wellness, and more. And if you have any questions, we are always here to help..