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Schedule your retirement savings: Did you start saving early enough?

By The Wambolt & Associates Team

Saving for retirement starts when workers start their career, right? Not so for a significant portion of U.S. adults. Only 4 out of 10 adults started saving for retirement in their 20s, according to a recent report from Morning Consult. Half of adults between 18 and 34 are not saving for retirement at all.

Who started saving when?

The later you start, the less you benefit from compound interest and the greater the chance you won’t have “enough.” Clients want to know how much is enough. The actual dollar amount is different for every client.

At various ages, your nest egg should be many times larger than your household income. Generally, enough means (CNBC):
• Accumulated savings have at least an 80% chance of lasting 30 years after you retire
• Savings averages 6% average annual growth
• Continue to save at least 10% of your income yearly until you retire at age 65

Are you saving enough?

Retirement calculators that take into account three key areas for savings are a good starting point to determine if you are saving enough.

· How much money will you need each year in retirement, including amounts needed to cover medical and long-term health care costs?

· Is the risk and balance of your investment portfolio matched to your saving goals?

· What additional income sources will factor into your retirement savings (social security, pension, etc.)?

Schedule your savings

Use our retirement calculator to visualize your retirement plan and investment schedule. Then, book some time with your Wambolt adviser to modify your plan and stay on track to retirement. 

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