Are you a baby boomer feeling anxious about your retirement? Do you feel like you’re behind on your savings and investments? If so, don’t worry because you’re not alone! Many people in the baby boomer generation are feeling the same way. However, the good news is that it’s not too late to jumpstart your retirement savings.
I will share some tips that can help boomers like you jumpstart your retirement savings. These tips are simple and easy to follow, but they can make a big difference in your financial future.
First, stop dwelling on the past. You can’t change what you didn’t do in the past, but you can start taking action now to secure your financial future. Write down your financial regrets on paper and then destroy them. This exercise will give you closure and allow you to focus on the future.
Next, track your spending and cut out unnecessary expenses. Small purchases like coffee and lunch can add up to a significant amount of money over time. For example, if you save $10 a day starting at age 52 and invest it at an average rate of 8%, you could have over $294,000 by age 70. Bach also advises cutting monthly expenses in areas such as cell phone bills and unused memberships at a health club or country club.
Third, eliminate debt. Carrying debt is counterproductive and expensive, especially for boomers carrying large balances on credit cards. Consider moving your balances to new cards that offer zero percent interest for several months, and renegotiating high-interest rates with existing card companies. Use the money saved on interest to pay down your debt, and once it’s gone, only charge what you can pay off every month.
Fourth, pay yourself first. Don’t wait until you’ve paid all your bills before saving. Instead, save at least one hour’s worth of pay each day and establish a 401(k) account for this money. If you haven’t started saving for retirement yet, aim to save two hours of pay per day. Establish automatic withdrawals from your paycheck into your retirement accounts to make saving even easier.
Finally, consider starting a part-time business. Many entrepreneurs over the age of 50 have turned hobbies or part-time businesses into extra income. Bach recommends consulting work or part-time teaching in your field of expertise to earn extra income that can be saved for retirement.
By following these five simple tips, you can jumpstart your retirement savings and secure your financial future. Don’t let procrastination hold you back any longer. Take action now and start building the retirement nest egg you deserve!
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