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5 Simple Ways to Increase Retirement Savings

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  • July 13, 2019

Whether you have been saving for retirement for years – or just getting started – Metroplex Wealth can help you achieve your financial goals and get you moving in the right direction. Our team offers a well-rounded approach to retirement savings, and here are a few simple ways we recommend you increase your retirement savings today with very little effort:

 

Increase Saving Today

 

As most people know, retirement savings – and the amount you end up keeping at the end – comes down to the magic of compound interest. That’s why it’s best to start saving as soon as possible so that time is on your side. If you’re already saving, boosting that amount by even $50/month will pay off in the long run.

 

Take Advantage of Employer Matching

 

Don’t leave money on the table. If you have an employer that matches 401K contributions, make sure you are maxing out that match in order to maximize your return. After all, it’s free money. If you can’t do it today, then wait until your next raise, and instead of pocketing the increase, put it toward retirement savings and maxing out the employer contribution.

 

Take Advantage of Higher Contribution Limits for 50+

 

If you are over the age of 50, then you have the opportunity to catch up on your retirement savings with higher yearly contribution limits. Catch up contribution limits vary for IRAs, Roth IRAs, and 401K plans, so give us a call at Metroplex Wealth to discuss your options and what makes the most sense for maximizing your money.

 

Schedule Automatic Withdrawals

 

It may hurt a little at first, but scheduling automatic retirement savings withdrawals ensures you are paying yourself first and working toward your retirement goals – without even lifting a finger. Soon, you won’t even notice the difference and the money will be working for you.

 

Delay Social Security Payments

 

Did you know that once you reach retirement age, every year that you delay your Social Security payments – up to age 70 – it increases your Social Security benefit? Even just pushing it back a year can make a difference in the amount of money you receive.

 

Not sure if your retirement savings in on track? Talk with a DFW financial advisor at Metroplex Wealth about simple solutions to growing your retirement savings and keeping you on track to financial freedom in the retirement years.

 

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