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The Ideal Retirement Savings Timeline

| December 12, 2018

There are millions of different ways a person can get themselves to be financially-stable in retirement, but what is the ideal way? Through examining studies and compiling expert opinions, MarketWatch came up with an ideal timeline for retirement savings. Here it is.

  1. Early 20s: Start saving 10% in your 401(k).
  2. Late 20s: Have the equivalent of your salary saved by age 30.
  3. Early 30s: Continue contributing to retirement, but attack student debt.
  4. Late 30s: Have two times your salary saved by 35.
  5. Early 40s: Increase retirement account contributions, up to 15%
  6. Late 40s: Look to increase income through a new job, raise, or cutting expenses.
  7. Early 50s: Try to have four-to-five times your salary saved by 55.
  8. Late 50s: Add allowed catch-up contributions to your 401(k) and/or IRA.
  9. Early 60s: Don’t claim Social Security benefits until you absolutely need to.
  10. Late 60s: Begin withdrawing from retirement accounts, starting with taxable ones.1

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