What age would you like to retire? Personally, I want to build up enough wealth to pack in the day job aged 50. I’d like to be free to spend my time doing as I please. From going on cruises to spending time with my grandkids, I love the idea of achieving financial freedom at a relatively early age.
I often see people arguing that there’s no point in saving for retirement because there’s no guarantee you’ll live that long.
“I could be dead by then!”
“If I die, I can’t take it with me!”
“I may as well live life to the full while I’m young!”
Although I do believe it’s important to live every day like it’s our last, the idea we shouldn’t save for retirement because we could get hit by a bus and die just seems a little silly. In this post I’ll share 3 reasons I think it’s just plain daft.
If you’re in your twenties, you’re probably tired of older generations nagging you to save for retirement. After all, with houses, cars, weddings and holidays to save money for, there are far more imminent life events to consider. While our elders seem to be stressing out about our empty pension piggy banks, most millennials I’ve spoken to seem to be surprisingly calm about the whole thing. “Don’t worry” we say. “We’re all in the same boat!”