3 Easy Habits That Can Help You Retire Sooner


For many workers, retirement can’t come soon enough. You may be counting down the days until you can leave your job and start living life on your own terms, traveling or spending time with family — or simply relaxing.

However, many workers also end up needing to work longer than they’d like. Roughly half of baby boomers have no retirement savings at all, according to a report from the Insured Retirement Institute, and one-third of boomers say they don’t expect to retire until at least age 70 — if they ever retire at all.

If you want to keep working in retirement, there’s nothing wrong with that. But if you’re forced to work longer than you’d like because you can’t afford to leave your job, that could put a damper on your retirement plans. By making a few simple lifestyle changes, however, you can get into the habit of saving more money so you can retire sooner.

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