Average retirement account balances of Americans between 50 and 64, by pension plan
Additional info: Retirement saving
It is never too early to start thinking about retirement. Plans and provisions for our twilight years often get put off as we deal with life’s more pressing demands, and with solid economic recovery still far from guaranteed, savings plans have been impacted. Despite this, those who wish to enjoy the golden years of their life should save early and save often. There are a number of saving strategies and a number of possibilities available for retirement saving, and this can seem quite daunting and difficult to figure out at first. The U.S. Department of Labor recommends determining net worth to be a good place to start i.e., the total value of assets minus the value of debts. Having ascertained this, and judging by your age, you can start planning how to get the most out of your retirement savings. You should contemplate where you want to be and how you’re going to get there. If you have age on your side, you can afford to be aggressive and put money into riskier funds. If your fund loses in value, you have time to let it grow. However, if you are getting close to retirement, more intensive and low-risk saving methods are recommended.