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View Poll Results: Are you saving or investing for retirement?
Yes, and have been for a while. 19 51.35%
Yes, just started. 6 16.22%
No, but I'm about to start. 2 5.41%
No, I'd rather put my money towards other uses. 0 0%
No. I'm pretty young, so I'll worry about it later. 2 5.41%
No, but I wish I could. 5 13.51%
Nachos! 3 8.11%
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:04 PM
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Default Are you financially planning for retirement?

I'm not trying to pry into anyone's personal business. It's just that I've read a few articles in the past few days about retirement planning/saving in this country, and it has me curious to see if Chazzers reflect current trends.

My husband and I have been saving for retirement from the time we got our first full-time jobs, he in his teens and me in my early 20s. It's just a thing we do, lol.

How about you?
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:07 PM
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Not yet... but after reading the end of your first sentence I went OH RIGHT IM ONLY 20.

I should start and am going to as of next month.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:09 PM
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There's a fair number of things I'm saving for but I do the 401K thing.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:09 PM
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Nope. I'm 28 and haven't started. My savings account is to go towards buying a house right now. Once that's squared away I have to make sure I can still afford to eat.

I honestly don't expect to be able to retire ever haha. I just can't afford much and the economy isn't going to throw me a rope here. Maybe when I'm 40 I can start saving? Feh.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:14 PM
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Yes yes yes yes.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:18 PM
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No. And it worries me a lot.

I really hope to once I get some credit card debt and my car paid off.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:20 PM
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Yes, I am. I have a 401k and am also putting away a bit every month to savings for a house and some for savings for retirement. I really hope I'm saving enough but it's the best I can do right now.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:24 PM
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I'm only 18, so I wish I could be setting money aside, but I really don't have it. As it is, I'm going to college, but unable to afford any of the books. (yay for libraries, really old editions, and borrowing from friends)
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I selected yes, that is I am not literally saving but more so planning. I am changing my career to one that supports retirement.
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I selected yes, that is I am not literally saving but more so planning. I am changing my career to one that supports retirement.
This is something I need to work harder on. It just sucks because I LIKE my job. Most of the time.
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