25 Hidden Obstacles That Keep People From Retirement


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5. Leaving Retirement Contributions Out of the Budget

When you’re putting together your monthly budget, make space for your retirement contributions so you can stay on track with your goals.

“Build a budget and stick to it,” said Thomas. “Most people are spending more time planning their vacations than their retirement.”

Starting Late

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6. Starting to Save Too Late

Make compound interest work in your favor by contributing to your retirement fund as early as possible. Each dollar you contribute at the age of 20 is the equivalent of earning $5.84 by retirement at age 65, according to Vanguard. Each dollar you stow away at age 45, however, will only be worth $2.19 by retirement.

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