When you are young retirement seems such a long way off: Talking about it, let alone actively planning and preparing for it, more curious and unusual than a purple elephant. Indeed, for many young people in their twenties, discussing their grandma’s rose garden would be more interesting. However, times they are a changing. Perhaps watching almost two million pensioners in the UK struggling to survive on the poverty line has raised awareness, with what can happen when you rely on a state pension. In reality, this simply proves that nobody knows what the future holds. This fact is why it is best to put some kind of plan in action, sooner rather than later by talking with QROPS HMRC advisors.
1: Do Not Put Off Tomorrow What Can be Done Today
You are young, healthy and just starting your career – Full of life and hope. There is plenty of time to save for your retirement. Unfortunately, life can throw the unexpected at us, often at the most unexpected times. This is why, it is always a good time to be proactive and start saving and/or investing. Saving for retirement is like a snowball. It can start off very small but with every little turn it can become a little bigger – in the right environment. Interest, no matter how small the investment, becomes compounded. The longer you have to do that the better. With regards to investing in your future, there is no time like the present to start the ball rolling.
2: Nobody Wants to be a Burden
Just think. What would happen if something happens and you are not prepared? How many people are dealt “the” bad news everyday. We all know and understand, too many. Health is not something to be taken for granted. If you lose yours who would look after you? Guilt is a heavy burden to bare. But it can be an excellent motivator. Let it motivate you! Be confident that you will be able to deal with anything life throws at you. Get your future covered, no matter where it takes you. Investment and saving is the way to do this – The way to leave these worries behind.
3: You are Responsible – Own it!
Saving for your retirement is your responsibility. Paying you dues into the state system is not to be demeaned in any way. However, history highlights the fact that often, it simply is not enough. Indeed, too many pensioners today have been left feeling let down and on the poverty line at a time in their lives when then should be leaving their worries behind and enjoying freedom from work and other commitments. While they did not have this historical foresight, you do. The facts are right there before you. It’s never too late to start saving, but more importantly, it’s never too soon to start saving and investing in your retirement. Without doubt, this is one of the most important things you might ever do. Even if you have started to save, find ways to save more. Secure your future and by doing so enjoy it – Just like you did when you were young!