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Saving for Retirement: How Much Is Enough?

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Saving for Retirement: How Much Is Enough?

Posted On: January 16, 2019 by Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri in: Budgeting, Reitrement, Retirement, Save Money, Savings

Over the years, we put away money for important events such as a baby, college tuition, a new car or house. Those tangible items make it worth the amount we set aside. However, retirement is a harder concept to grasp, as it is far off into the future. For this reason, we wanted to help shed some light on how much is actually enough when saving for retirement. How much do I save at my age? Trying to figure out how much to save at any age can be tough, especially when saving for other items. A good rule of thumb for your 20s is to save 10% of your pre-tax income. When you come to your 30s and begin saving, you’ll need to save 15-20%. If you start saving in your 40s, 30% will be the number to save. These numbers help show how saving young will help you in the long run. The longer you wait to save, the more you’ll have to put away which creates a tighter budget. Why do I have to save that much? Knowing how much you’ll need for retirement is tricky. There is no