Things You Should Consider Saving Money For

If you’re getting ready to start saving for the future, there are a number of things you should consider saving money for. While many individuals choose to simply save in general savings accounts, the truth is that having a specific goal can help motivate you to save even more. Saving for something specific can take weeks, months, or even years, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead and to plan early in order to meet your financial goals for your future.

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The first thing many people decide to save for is a house. This is one of the biggest, most expensive purchases a couple can make, so it’s natural to want to start saving as soon and as early as possible. Consider how much you’ll need for a down payment and make that your goal. Begin saving a specific amount of money each month in order to reach that goal as quickly and as reasonably as possible.

Another important goal many people realize and decide to reach for is a retirement savings. If you aren’t sure how to save for retirement, consider reaching out to Scott Reiman or another financial professional who can help you plan and attain your goals. Retirement planning isn’t easy. In fact, it’s one of the most complicated goals you have. Additionally, most people who plan to have a retirement savings account choose to invest in other areas aside from simply utilizing their savings account. For example, you may choose to invest in stocks or bonds.

Finally, many people choose to start a college savings plan for a child or grandchild in their life. A college savings plan is essential if you want to help finance someone’s educational future. Many college savings plans are actually tax-exempt, so remember to speak with your financial adviser about which savings plan is right for a college student. Additionally, remember to start saving for college as early as possible. Tuition prices rise yearly, which means that the earlier you start saving, the sooner you’ll be able to fund a child’s education. This is one of the most amazing gifts you can gift to a child as it’s something they can use forever.

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Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery

A pot of gold at the end of every worker’s rainbow…this is how some of us see retirement. How about the most of us? Will there be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Truly, talking about the retirement gives me goose bumps.  Will our daughter take care of us when we retire? Our daughter is a very sweet, kind, caring and loving person but her traits are not assurance that she will take care of hubby and me because she is going to have her own family and life. Besides, we don’t want to be her burden. What hubby and I want is to harvest that pot of gold and make the most of our retirement. But how can we do that?

I was browsing the net when a paperback caught my attention because of its title “Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery”.  It is an incredibly simple step-by-step guide to investing money for your retirement written by Gail MarkJArvis, an award-winning personal finance columnist read by millions of people each week.

In this book you will discover…

  • How much you’ll need and how to get there…even if you’ve fallen behind
  • Exactly how to set up IRAs, 401(k)s, or 403(b)s in minutes and pocket your tax money
  • How to harness the money-making power of the stock market
  • How to pick the right mutual funds confidently with simple strategies and specific recommendations
  • Incredibly easy, safe investing strategies based on professional money-management techniques
  • “Gimmick-free” investing shortcuts that won’t backfire on you
  • How to keep debt from making you poor
  • How to get reliable help if you need it…and avoid incompetents or scam artists
  • How the new 2006 pension laws affect you

I can’t wait to read it and learn all the guidelines and strategies that will help us build our retirement savings.

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