Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's never too early to plan

The past two days I attended a retirement seminar at work. At first I thought it was going to be super boring, but I actually found it interesting and now want to subscribe to Money Magazine to keep up with everything. We learned all about how social security works (if it will still be there when we retire), how much I can expect to need when I retire (only about 2-3 million dollars...still have a ways to go on that) and the best way to invest for retirement. There were probably only a handful of us in the seminar that are in our 20's and 30's but I really think going to these classes early can only benefit you. I'd rather know what I need to do now that wait until 5 years before I retire to go to one of these classes, only to find out that I had totally screwed myself. So start planning now!


Andrea said...

You are very fortunate that you seem to work at a place that seems to provide you with education. They must actually care about thier workers!

Rachel A said...

I agree it was a good class!! I was thinking about the money magazine as well, and I defintely think we'll have to go back in 10 years or so for an update. I wish i had realized that our spouses could come cause I probably could have gotten tony to come. I should really start reading those messages.