Retirement 101: Best Planning and Saving Tips for Retirement

Join our #CreditChat on Twitter every Wednesday at 3 p.m ET. This week’s #CreditChat highlighted best practices for preparing financially for your retirement.

The panel included: Jeanne Thompson: Head of Thought Leadership at FidelityChris Chen: CFP, CDFA, Fiduciary wealth strategist at Insight Financial StrategistsLane Martinsen: Financial Advisor and Planner, Retirement Income Strategist and 401k and IRA Rollover Specialist at Martinsen Equity Group, LLC;  Arielle O’Shea: Investing and Retirement Specialist at NerdWalletFritz Gilbert: Founder of The Retirement ManifestoJoe Udo: Founder of Retire by 40Karsten Jeske: Founder of Early Retirement NowRod Griffin: Director of Public Education at Experian; and Christina Roman: Social Media Specialist at Experian.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: Why is it important to save for retirement?
  • Q2: Can you retire on social security alone?
  • Q3: When should you start saving for retirement?
  • Q4: What are some simple ways to start a retirement fund?
  • Q5: How do you figure out how much you need to save for retirement?
  • Q6: What does it mean when an employer offers a 401k company match?
  • Q7: What percentage of your income should you save for retirement?
  • Q8: What should people know about taxes when it comes to choosing a retirement plan?
  • Q9: How can you plan for retirement if you don’t know much about investing?
  • Q10: What should you do if you find that you are not on track to meet your retirement saving goals?
  • Q11: Any final tips for someone saving for retirement?

 Twitter moments via Wakelet:


Planning for Retirement via Ask Experian

How Much to Save for Retirement via Ask Experian

3 Ways You’re Hurting Your Retirement Savings via Ask Experian

This Could Be the Biggest Blow to Your Retirement via Arielle O’Shea

3 Questions to Help Grow Your Retirement Savings via Arielle O’Shea


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