7 Retirement Planning Myths Debunked

From Streettalk Off The Street
December 28, 2012 - 12:31pm

AP PERSONAL FINANCE PRESS December 24, 2012 By: Dave Carpenter No matter how many years you are from calling it quits, it's essential to have some kind of plan in mind for financing retirement. The days of counting on Uncle Sam and a company pension to carry you through old age are long gone. We're living increasingly in a "yoyo" economy — short for "you're on your own." But it's easy to get fooled by some of the many myths about retirement planning that exist on the Internet or in misguided advice passed along unwittingly by well-meaning family or friends. Heeding bad tips could cost you in the future when you can least afford it. Here are some of the most common myths about retirement planning, and the truth behind them. MYTH NO. 1: It's OK to postpone saving for retirement until other needs are taken care of. Don't fall into the trap of thinking it'll be easier to save for retireme...


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