Posted on | March 14, 2011 | 2 Comments
Most people will reach the age of retirement and instead of being able to relax after a long life of working, they will still have to work. This is for a number of reasons such as not saving their money, saving their money but not beating inflation, or bad investments. Stated below are a few ways to save for retirement which many people consider.
There are quite a few individual retirement accounts to choose from, but most of these do not gain a significant amount of interest. You can in some cases have your company save for you in the form of a pension. For the most part pensions tend to be a thing of the past, this is when the company you worked for took care of you by saving money for you.
The company would hire a manager and have the saved money of their employees invested professionally. This way it would be for certain that enough money was available for the upcoming retirees to retire. So why are pensions a thing of the past, you would think employees would like the company taking care of them in this way. Many companies did a poor job managing the saved money for pensions, thus no money for the retires so most pensions were done away with.
The next thing a lot of people depend on is social security, this means we are as young adults paying social security right now. Thus we should be able to look forward to being paid social security when we are ready to retire. If only the previous statement was true, but many people worry that even though you are paying social security right now it will be gone in a few decades. How can this be if people are actively paying it right now?
Simply because as the money is coming in or as it was saved the government has spent it. Whether the statements and rumors are true it would be wise not to put all your trust into a program managed by the government. It would be wise to invest on your own in order to receive retirement money, thus an investment that beats inflation would be needed.