Financial experts consider having a cool million stashed away in your retirement fund to be the best indicator of being able to retire in complete comfort. A million might seem unattainable, but it’s perfectly feasible if you follow the basic recommended guidelines on how to save $1 million by the time you retire.
Start Saving ASAP
It’s normal to be tempted to put off any serious retirement saving. But if you want to hit that $1 million benchmark in time for retirement, you need to start saving when you’re young. Younger than you think.
Say that you start saving at age 25. You’d need to be saving $405 each month. With an average return of 7% you’ll have that $1 million by the time you’re 65 and thinking about retiring.
Chances are, you’ve already seen your 25th birthday come and go. In which case, you’d need to up the amount that you’re saving each month. It’s absolutely infuriating, but the longer you wait to start saving, the harder you have to work to catch up.