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Put yourself in control of your future

National Retirement Security Week, October 15 – 21

What is the shape of your future?

Like with any goal, your results will depend on the amount of time and effort you put in. The more you work towards a goal, usually the better the results. Saving for your future is no exception. That’s why it’s time to take control of your future and get FutureFIT®.

Think about this:

Your retirement could last for 30 years or more. Are you saving enough to afford the lifestyle you want when you retire? And will it be enough to last? The proper saving strategy may help you reach whatever your retirement goals may be.

When is the best time to start saving for retirement?

The answer to this question is NOW. Easier said than done, we know, but starting early is one of the smartest things you can do for your future. Even if you start out only putting away $20 a month, that can compound and grow into much more by the time you’re ready to retire. Take advantage of your employer-sponsored retirement plan and enroll today to start saving.

Are you already enrolled and contributing to your retirement fund?

Awesome! Take a closer look and see if you can bump up your contribution and keep bumping it up every chance you get. Even increasing by 1% can make a big difference to your savings without making a big difference to your paycheck. See how increasing your contributions can affect your paycheck and retirement savings.

Tips to help motivate your savings:

  • Focus on your future goals. What you do today will affect your tomorrow
  • Set a weekly or daily spending amount and stick to it. Use cash and leave the plastic at home so you’re not tempted to overspend
  • Get creative in the kitchen. Stock up on basics like rice, beans, frozen meats and a couple of spices and see how many different meals you can make with the same ingredients
  • Find new ways to have fun. Dedicate one weekend a month as a money-free weekend. Check out free events at your local library or explore a different part of your city

Saving now can beneFIT you later.

Want more?
Talk to your financial advisor and check out the Education Center for useful information and tips to help plan and achieve the future you want.