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The Meaningful Money Personal Finance Podcast

Jan 27, 2016

Most of us leave our retirement savings later than we should. The best way is to start saving as early as possible, but how many 20 year olds do you know who are planning for their retirement?! But if you have left it late, all is not lost, and in this session I’ll be giving you some top retirement savings tips to help you catch up…

Retiremetn savings tips for late starters


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Retirement savings tips for late starters

So, you’ve hit your 40s, or even your 50s and you realise with a gulp that you haven’t taken your retirement savings very seriously thus far. It’s time to take action, and while it might seem like you have a mountain to climb, there’s no better time to set off climbing than right now.

You’ll need to strap in though, and get serious. But you can do that. After all, it’s your future on the line. So, as usual, I’ll cover a couple of mindset things you need to know first, and then spend the rest of the time looking at some practical things you can do to achieve you goal of retiring before you hit age 85.

In this session, you'll discover:

  1. That it's never too late, but that the right time to start is NOW!
  2. That you are the only person who really cares about your own future comfort
  3. The biggest hurdle to jump BEFORE you can save effectively towards retirement
  4. How to make savings increase over time, on auto-pilot
  5. The power of reducing outgoings, and where to do that first
  6. That you can find money in all sorts of places you can put towards your future
  7. How to get free money towards your retirement
  8. The biggest factor working against your savings success

I’ll say it again: it is never too late to make strides towards funding your retirement. The later you have left it, the more sacrifices you’ll need to make, but this is your future comfort we’re talking about, and the retirement savings tips discussed in this show are worth following up. You don’t have to live like a monk now, but I am reminded of Dave Ramsey’s favourite saying: Live like no-one else, so that later, you can live like no-one else.

If you’re concerned about anything, leave a comment below.

Resources mentioned in this show

Video: Pay off debt quickly with the Debt Snowball

Podcast: Making More Money

Podcast: Direct Investment Platforms

Podcast: How much do I need to retire, with Todd Tresidder

Website: (Todd's site)

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