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Quick Ways to Save for Retirement

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One of the best ways you can prepare for retirement is to start early. However, life can get in the way and some people may find that they no longer have the time that they had once before to prepare for retirement. But all is not lost because there are ways that you can quickly help build your retirement funds

Save Retirement Funds Quickly

1. Evaluate Your Spending Habits: It is important to understand where your money goes to and how much. Approach this seemingly daunting task to determine where and how you can save money to prepare for your retirement. From evaluating your spending habits, you are able to find whether you are spending more on daily things, such as dining out, overpaying for your television cable, etc., or that housing or transportation is eating a huge part of your income. Evaluating your spending habits will give you the opportunity to work out the kinks in your budgeting and help you make room for retirement.

2. Keep Working: As we have mentioned in previous posts – there are a growing number of boomers who are choosing to work during retirement. Some of the benefits of choosing to continue to work includes a steady flow of income coming in and the fact that you are able to keep company benefits. Instead of waiting until retirement to spend your money on a dream vacation, maybe you can take the chance to do it while you are still working. However, if you have been looking forward to more free time, there are other alternatives that you can look into. If your job allows you to, you may be able to telecommute or work part-time so that you are able to have more time for yourself. Another option is that you can take the opportunity to become a freelancer and you can choose how much work you want to put in.

3. Delay Social Security: Taking out your Social Security benefits later can help manage the risk of running out of money early. You can begin taking out your Social Security benefits beginning at the age of 62, but if you hold it off, you can maximize your benefits by taking it out later as it continues to increase until you are 70 years old.

4. Use Your Home: There are a few different options when it comes to using your home to help build up your retirement funds. If you have the extra space, you can consider renting out one of the rooms in order to gain extra income. Another option is to turn a portion of the equity in your home into cash through a reverse mortgage. With a reverse mortgage loan, you do not need to worry about making additional payments to the lender, and you can continue to live in your home indefinitely. To learn more if a reverse mortgage is the right option for you, read here.

Even if you feel that time is catching up on you, there are ways that you can still prepare for your retirement.

Learn more about reverse mortgages, and how it can help you during your retirement years – call a Senior Advisor today at 1-888-808-8486.


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