Planning Early Retirement - Starting Young!

By: Kenneth Scott

Irrespective of the age at which you are at or your ability to earn, early retirement planning is always highly advisable. We tend to get used to a typical life style that is likely to become unsustainable after retirement if we do not make adequate plans for the upkeep of the lifestyle. The basic motto to remember for retirement planning is that earlier we start the better it is for us.

It is often said that time and tide waits for nobody. It could not be truer than in the case of age catching up without us even realizing it. We may suddenly find that the infants have grown up and are in college and we need retirement plans to bail us out from the financial commitments we have made to our selves.

Studies show that a majority of Americans are ill prepared for retirement when the need arises. Those of us who have not thought about it as yet, the time is NOW!

Ideally the best time to start a retirement plan is the moment we are reasonably settled. After we start earning the first thoughts that comes to our mind are about spending or splurging it on imaginary needs. The thought of about our golden years usually flashes across our minds only after we have a reasonably stable job or earning. And that is when we are most likely to start spending more wisely. That is the time to save that extra dollar after paying the bills instead of heading for the nearest shopping mall or surfing the net for that new exciting gizmo. We need to refrain from becoming a collector of things that we would ultimately end up selling in a garage sale.

We need to keep in mind that no amount is small enough that it cannot be set aside in a savings account. Any amount saved regularly and invested in a retirement plan periodically will add up to serve us well at a time when we are not able to sustain the level of earning that seemed easy during the prime years.

Imagine what it will be like if we put aside, say a hundred dollars every month for thirty years. As time moves on we should try and increase that amount to as much as we possibly can always remembering that our golden years approach faster than we can imagine. Another option for early retirement planning is investing in stocks for which we have to go online to get better in-depth understanding of how to go about it.

If we have planned early it will stand us in good stead in the November of our lives.

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