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Retirement savings are important, but so are your health and your money.
Here are the 10 ways you can start to get started.
Save up for retirement.
While most of us live in our homes, we’re also investing in our retirement savings.
While you can save for your own retirement at any time, a recent study from the Federal Reserve found that most Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
A recent report from Credit Suisse found that people have $843 billion in retirement savings, and they spend about $2,200 per year.
To save up, you can buy a small home in a desirable neighborhood and put a few million in savings accounts, according to the National Association of Realtors.
The more you invest, the more money you’ll be able to contribute towards your retirement, says Linda Brown, director of financial planning for the American Institute of Home Builders.
If you want to be a better investor, you should start saving for retirement early and often, Brown says.
Invest in stocks and bonds.
While investing in stocks is one of the best ways to make money, you also need to consider the quality of the stocks you’re investing in.
For example, if you buy the same stock in three years, you’ll make a lot more money.
The longer the investment, the bigger the return.
Investing in bonds also makes sense because the rates on those bonds are lower.
Invest your money in bonds that pay you higher interest rates, says Chris Karpinski, president of Karp & Associates.
Invest as much as you can, Karp says.
Get a bank account.
Many retirees will start using their bank accounts for their retirement, but that’s not necessarily a good idea.
While it might seem like it, bank accounts can be a great way to invest, but the fees can add up quickly.
If your retirement account is a checking or savings account, you may want to invest more of your money, Kargel says.
Get the help of a financial advisor.
An advisor will help you figure out what type of investments you should be doing and what you should do with your money if you don’t have access to financial professionals.
A financial adviser can help you choose the right investments for you, Kaspin says.
Read your taxes.
The IRS is working on updating its tax code to help more people save for retirement and save more of their money.
As a result, some people may not be aware that they have to file their taxes every year.
If the IRS changes its rules in the near future, you could have to get more help from a financial planner.
You could start saving more toward your retirement with an account you have or start investing in savings that you already have, Kargo says.
Set aside enough for emergencies.
It’s not a good time to spend money on expensive gifts.
When you have a medical emergency, you might want to set aside some money to help pay for medical expenses, Kalfman says.
It could also be a good use of money to get you to the gym, Kapur says.
Avoid paying taxes on savings you make before you’re eligible for Social Security or Medicare.
The federal government says that if you earn a net income before age 65, you shouldn’t have to pay taxes on your money because you can qualify for Social