Let’s answer it straight it. The best time to save for retirement is NOW.
As early as you are able to, start saving for the retirement that will happen decades later. You might think that you won’t need that because it’s still pretty much far away, but you are going to regret it once the time comes if you don’t.
If you’re in your 20’s
You might think that you have no such problems while you’re still in this age. Understandable, since it’s a little hard to take things a little too seriously when you’ve only just started to work during these couple of years. Still, while you still have a little less stuff to worry about during this age, start on your retirement savings.
If you’re in your 30’s
Luckily, there is a possibility that you salary would increase during this age. At least it will be a little better than when you were in your 20’s. With that said, increase the percentage of how much you set aside for retirement savings.
If you’re in your 40’s
You might be feeling that the retirement is getting way nearer than when you initially thought it would be. It’s alright, don’t panic. You’ve been saving for 2 decades. You can talk to an expert on retirement about it so they can help you plan about your retirement in the future. You can at least talk about some options during this age. And if there are changes to be made, then at least you still have a bunch of room to adjust and do so.
If you’re in your 50’s
It’s finally nearer. Way nearer than you would like to think. Congratulations on making it this far though. Not a lot of people can. You might as well celebrate your amazing life with a retirement plan that is worthwhile and equates to the amount of work and stress you have accumulated during those decades before now. Before that, it’s time to play catch up. This means you will have to reassess your savings and plannings. Increase the mount of your savings just so you can catch up to the retirement you plan on getting. You might want to rethink about the way you have been spending too. Since it’s literally the nearest it can get, that retirement plan isn’t going to spend for itself.