Falling Behind on Retirement? It’s Still Not Too Late.

| March 21, 2019
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Nearly 50 percent of Americans aren’t prepared for retirement.1 However, there’s still time to catch up. Here’s some insight on how you can better position yourself for securing a happy retirement:

  1. Pay off large debts. By focusing on paying off debts such as mortgage, it will increase your savings ability and put you at a much better position. The trick is to commit to paying an additional amount towards the debt while investing in a small percentage of your income for retirement. Over time, you will be free of that debt and will then have the opportunity to increase the amount of savings.
  2. Work longer. Of course, this is not ideal and not an option for everyone. However, if you are in good health and enjoy your job, working longer can be a good choice–not only for your mental health but your financial health as well. The extra few years will certainly make a difference!

Catching up on your retirement savings isn’t an easy task, but the good news is it’s never too late and more importantly, you don’t have to plan it alone. Give us a call and we can assist you in mapping out the course towards your dream retirement.

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