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Start Saving For Retirement

Once you’re retired, you’ll need to maintain 70 to 90 percent of your pre-retirement income to continue your current quality of life. That’s not always easy to do. Meanwhile, it’s possible that you’ll be retired for a long time, maybe 20 years or more, because life expectancies are getting longer.

In other words, retirement is expensive.

So in order to retire comfortably, you have to save for it. Because of how investments have historically performed over long periods of time, a little bit saved now can be worth a lot more in the future.

If you’re not sure where to start, check out the Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Retirement.

This video explains why starting now matters.

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Save Money at the Grocery Store

As the cost of food continues to rise, it can be a challenge to make healthy food choices and stay within your food budget. Here are some tips to help you get the most from your grocery budget:

  • Take an inventory of the food you already have in your home. Plan your meals for the week, keeping in mind what you already have in your pantry.
  • Eat before going to the grocery store to avoid making impulse purchases. When you are hungry, everything looks good.
  • Take advantage of store loyalty savings programs, as well as clipping coupons and online discounts.
  • Shop the perimeter of the store for nutrient dense foods. Processed and packaged foods tend to be more expensive.
  • Shop for foods that are in season. When the supply is plentiful, the prices tend to be lower.

Find more tips on saving money at the grocery store.

Visit Investor.gov for trustworthy information about saving and investing. Created by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Investor.gov is a free, easy-to-use website with objective information on investing wisely and avoiding fraud.

Here are just a few of the helpful resources you’ll find: