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How to prepare for retirement when you’re a millennial

How to prepare for retirement when you’re a millennial

January 11, 2017
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Many Americans reach retirement without having enough money tucked away to live in the manner to which they were accustomed. Even worse, some start to save for retirement only after retiring. As a result, this portion of their lives, which should be one of happiness and relaxation, turns out to be one of stress and discomfort.

Fortunately, millennials can avoid these unwanted situations. With more than twenty years of time at their disposal, they can create all the wealth that they need so that they won’t have to work until their final breath. Here are three tips to help the American Millennials prepare for retirement.

Reduce debt

This is probably a no-brainer. When you have to deal with debt, you can’t really accumulate any wealth. Not to mention that the situation will get much worse if you keep debt in your life even after your earning years are gone.

That’s why it’s so important to take care of debt while you have a paycheck that can help you. Be smart and responsible with your money, try to pay everything you owe in full and on time and you will be just fine.

Invest in income-producing assets

Don’t waste your money on vacations or stuff that you don’t need. Instead, look to something that can help you increase your wealth. Rental properties, for example, or shares in a real estate investment trust, or bonds. You won’t get instantly rich, but, with time, these investments will definitely pay off. By the time you retire, you will have an additional income stream to help you live a stress-free life.

Always look to increase your income

There are a lot of ways to make money out there. You just need to find them. Fortunately, there’s nothing to stop you from doing just that. You can always take on a full-time, commission-based sales job, become a part-time affiliate or even start your own business, either in your community or online. Just make sure that, while your income increases, your expenses stay the same.

Final word

In today’s economy, doing nothing is just as bad as making a poor decision. If you just hope that things will change for the better and if you’re not willing to take matters into your own hands, it will be really hard for you have that peaceful and happy retirement that you’re dreaming of.

Thomas Hookton

Thomas Hookton is a finance journalist, history buff and science fiction connoisseur. Hit him up via email.

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