Retirement Planning For Millennials

Recent studies have shown that Millennials are struggling with retirement planning and retirement saving. Studies have shown that well over half of North AmericanÕs aged 18-34 have less than $1,000 dollars in savings. Other studies state that less than half of the millennial population worldwide commits to consistent retirement savings. Many Millennials take jobs that do not offer benefits or initial position with low paying salaries. Millennials also may not become eligible for a 401(k) plans due to waiting period restrictions. Even when retirement benefits are offered and 401(k) eligibility is not an issue, Millennials struggle to sign up for these saving options. Student loans and educational fees can become a financial priority for millennials, which lessens their commitment to saving for the future. Parenthood and homeownership responsibilities can make retirement saving difficult for many younger individuals with new families or properties.

Though, saving and effectively planning for your retirement is key to a prosperous and secure future. For individuals who are in their twenties and thirties, saving for retirement may not seem like a large priority as this time is often 30 or more years away. This mindset must be abandoned, and time must be seen as an ally and as an opportunity to create the best possible retirement plan. DonÕt leave major debts and saving requirements to your fifties. Get ahead and feel secure on your path to your dream retirement. Consider these tips to saving in your careers early stages.

Retirement Planning

Consistently Save
Make saving a priority, rather than planning for upcoming purchases. Cover your needs but place your wants behind your retirement saving plans. Commit to investing a solid portion of what you have and of what you make to ensure adequate savings supplementation throughout your career. Consistent saving additions can help space out market declines and inflation over the years that your save. Consider guaranteed savings to help secure your investment portfolio. Equities and bonds can offer guaranteed income and returns for specific periods or for life.

Consider Compounding Investments
Consider how investment rates will help bolster your savings. If you are investing at a 5% return (which is quite reasonable with a sound portfolio), this 5% percent will equate to larger and larger sums as the investment base is grown through consistent additions. Consider how early you will have to begin saving, what the actual invested sums will have to be and what ideal return rate is required to reach your final savings goal.

Remain Comfortable
Though it is important to commit to consistent investing, do not invest in such a manner that your daily life becomes uncomfortable or substantially compromised. Do not gamble on large returns, where a declining rate could damage your financial future. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe and secure, before worrying about how to save.

Professional Assistance
The Internet, your friends, your family and other sources may not have all the answers when considering your retirement savings plan. Seek the advice of a professional and experienced finical advisor to make sure you are saving as effectively as possible.

Plan For The Future
Opportunities for large returns can be attractive. Though, do not gamble or get emotional with your investments. This can spell disaster. Stick to your portfolio, wait out declines and receive the rewards for your patience and nerve. The market can fluctuate, though has never declined for decades at a time. Start saving now to make sure you provide adequate time to reap the rewards.

Post Author: Jennifer Slegg