Retirement Planningby InvestorGuide Staff
No matter how young or old you are, get started saving for retirement today. Due to the miracle of compounding, starting a little earlier makes a big difference. Consider the following (assuming a 10% annual return): Who do you think would have more money in 40 years, a person who contributes a fixed amount every year for the first 8 years and then does nothing for 32 years, or the person who does nothing for the first 8 years and then contributes that same amount every year for the next 32 years? Believe it or not, the first person would be ahead at the end.