3 Signs That You Are on Track for Retirement
Even most people who enjoy their work still dream of one day retiring in order to dedicate more time to their families, their hobbies, and their other life goals such as travel, reading, art etc.
However, as relaxing as retirement might sound, it is important to keep in mind that a quality retirement experience is the result of years and years of hard work and careful planning. In other words, no matter how young you might be, the road to retirement starts now.
Hopefully, you have already been planning for your eventual retirement. If this is not the case, however, there is no need to panic. Starting now is always better than starting later! With hard work and dedication, you can achieve the retirement you’re dreaming of. Here are a few important benchmarks on the road to retirement that you should be aware of.
- You have set clear goals. Do you plan on retiring at the standard age of 65? Would you be happier retiring at a younger or an older age? Do you plan on living and active retirement full of travel and entertainment, or do you aspire toward a more relaxed retirement lifestyle filled with time at home and with family? Envisioning your retirement plans in a concrete manner will help you set better goals in terms of the savings you need to make your retirement dreams a reality.
- You have an active retirement fund. Weather job‐sponsored or self‐directed, it is important to work consistently forward building a retirement fund. If you do not currently have a retirement fund, you should begin looking into your options now.
- You are working toward becoming debt‐free. Retirement is much simpler when your only expenses are current expenses. If you still have outstanding debt, you should work on paying that down as quickly as possible in order to reduce interest payments and free up income for retirement.
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