A secure, comfortable retirement is every worker's dream. And now because we're living longer, healthier lives, we can expect to spend more time in retirement than our parents and grandparents did.
Achieving the dream of a secure, comfortable retirement is much easier when you plan your finances.
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How To Retire in Style
Human beings, it is said, are distinguished from other species by our ability to think ahead and to plan ahead. That may be true. It is also true, though, that most of us have great trouble thinking about the long term and preparing for it. We are too caught up in the daily "thick of thin things." In this way we carry with us the immediacy of our animal cousins. Heck, it is difficult enough to plan something just six months ahead, like a summer vacation. How on earth are we supposed to be able to think about something in the distant future -- like retirement?
Thinking in advance, though, and acting on those thoughts are the keys to being ready for the future when it turns inexorably into the present. The younger you are, the more distant is retirement -- and the more power you have at your fingertips in the form of compound returns over time. It's a paradox that you can work to your advantage.