Thinking about retirement early in your career can pay off in the long run. When you plan for retirement in your 20s, you have the chance of saving more, building more interest and possibly even retiring earlier.
Think of saving as an investment in your future. The longer your money has to grow, the bigger it could potentially get. Savings and planning vehicles include:
Unmanaged debt adds stress to life now. It can affect your future by reducing the amount of money you can put toward planning for retirement and making wise investments, threatening your creditworthiness and increasing the likelihood of taking on additional debt. Take control of your debt by:
Making a budget is as simple as creating a spreadsheet that includes:
Setting a budget and sticking to it can bring financial freedom. Regular adjustments will keep your budget relevant and will help you reach your financial goals.
Financial goals are different for everyone, but some you might consider are:
You can use these goals to decide how much of your budget goes to current expenses and how much you need to put aside to reach your financial goals.
It might seem odd to spend money in order to make it, but it’s true when it comes to planning for your retirement. Putting money under your mattress won’t do it, but when you have the proper balance of financial products, such as life insurance, annuities and mutual funds, you can take the first steps to achieving your goals.
Life insurance — Life insurance helps you prepare for the future by replacing income when your beneficiaries need it to help pay off a mortgage, fund funeral costs and put food on the table. Some life insurance products also have the potential to build cash value. Have a WoodmenLife Representative contact you to get the type and amount of life insurance you need.
Annuities — Annuities provide future sources of income and possibly offer certain guarantees. These are contracts where you pay premiums, and later receive regular annuity payments to create an income stream over several years.
Mutual funds — Mutual funds can help you grow funds over time in the stock market at a level of risk tailored to your comfort level. Contact a WoodmenLife Financial Representative today to find out which mutual funds may be right for you.1
Think of WoodmenLife as your partner in achieving your financial goals. Whether you’re looking to protect your family with life insurance, or are planning for retirement with mutual funds and annuities, we can help1.
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