A decade-by-decade retirement investing plan for you

1

At Bankrate we strive to help you make smarter financial decisions. While we adhere to strict , this post may contain references to products from our partners. Here’s an explanation for

Which bank should I choose?

Get personalized bank recommendations in 3 easy steps.

Growing your retirement savings through smart investing is a long-term project. You want to give yourself decades to get it done.

It’s best to start saving as early as you can, to give interest compounding and market forces as much time as possible to increase your balance.

You don’t have to worry about putting away a lot at first. It’s all about forming a plan you can stick to.

Here are suggestions for retirement planning from your 20s into your 60s.