One of the problems with young people today is they are not thinking about their retirement. The people who are living on Social Security now are having a rough time paying their bills from a fixed income. Social Security will not be around for the people who are now just 30 years old. You have to start putting back money each week even if it is only ten dollars out of each check. It will never work just by putting the money in a bank savings account because it is too easy to take money back out of the account. Any time you want to really save money you should put it some place where you can not get it unless it cost you money just to get your money.
The money should be given to a older member of the family that can be trusted and does not need the money. As soon as there is enough money to buy a CD you should get one that has the longest time period before you can cash it in. This will help keep you from trying to cash in the CD too early before it can make any money. If the company you are working for has a 401 K they may will match any money up to a certain amount. I found it was a good idea to only put as much money in the 401 account as the company will match because the company could lose money and this could cost you money. This may require you to put your self on a budget due to the high cost of living.
This idea worked great for me because I also has a company retirement plan. Since everything is getting higher ever year you will need to work extra to keep the money for the savings account that you save for buying a CD. After you have bought six CD’S you can start having more money took out of check for your 401 K. A lot of people will try to tell you how much money you will need when you retire just so they can sell you some type of a investment. There is not any way another person will know how much money you will need because they do not know how you want to retire.
If you can save more money you will need to talk with a financial person about money market funds. If you do not know a good financial person, you should go with someone that has been in business for at least 10 years. This is another time you should ask a older person who have been investing for years about who does their investments. There are a lot of bad investors out there who will gladly take your money and you will never see it again.
The whole idea about retirement is to be able to quit working as soon you can afford it. You should start thinking about putting money back as soon as you start working full time. You don’t have to make a lot of money to have a good retirement. You do have to save amount based on how much money you want to receive without having to work past you normal retirement date. If you plan to live like you have plenty of money when you retire then you have to start saving today.