Saving Money For Retirement - Are You Saving Enough?

By: Marknelson
Are you worried about having enough money for your retirement? Financially are you putting enough aside? Do you know where you are saving your money?

When you retire do you want to retire independently and comfortably? It is expensive to live in most major cities. If you are 65 and single and living in a one bedroom apartment it would cost you around $20,000.00 each year for food, housing, transportation, and health care.

If you are single and live in a house free and clear from a mortgage, it would run you almost $19,000.00. If you still have a mortgage that would run you $26,000.00.

If you are a couple all of those numbers would be higher. Owning your own home and having it free and clear of a mortgage the numbers are $29,000.00. Without having your house free and clear from a mortgage it would $36,000.00 annually and if you by chance rented it would run you $30,000.00.

Social Security does not cut it anymore. Please look at those numbers again. Hopefully if you read this it is a wake-up call for you. Somehow need to build up a retirement fund.

If you aren't putting enough money away, what are you going to do? Have you put any thought into this?

There are some things you need to do. You need to create a budget and see where all your money is going. Once you have your budget set then every month you have to work with your budget. At the beginning of every month put down everything you have spent and earned so you can see where you are.

From your budget you need to find a way to start putting some money aside and creating a habit of saving.

You can do this, you just have to find a way to reduce how much you are spending or find a way to increase you income.

You are in control of your future. Start saving today.
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