When thinking about saving for retirement it is often forgotten that even if you don’t make a lot of money, you can still retire comfortably. Building saving habits and spending less than you make are some of the keys to success.
Too often I see young people not save any money when they get out of College, and this is usually the slippery slope to bad savings habits. The temptation to spend every penny made is so high that a majority of them don’t start saving until it’s too late. This unfortunately continues into adulthood as the thought of savings gets pushed to the side for a variety of reasons, (house, car, kids, kids’ college, etc.)
The principles for pursuing a comfortable retirement boil down to two simple rules.
1. Spend less than you make
2. Set aside money every paycheck no matter how much it is.
Doing both these things can help create good saving habits and help you get better aligned with your financial dreams.
So, think about how much are you saving in retirement; are you spending less than you make?