The early bird catches the worm. It stands true even in the case of retirement planning. Your early 20s are a good time to start investing, as you start earning money. However, for most of young people, retirement planning doesn’t seem to cross their minds. Here are some reasons why you should reconsider.
The Impact of Compounding
By starting early, you give your money more time to compound. In fact, Einstein described compounding as the 8th wonder of the world. He said, “He who understands it, earns it... he who doesn't... pays it.”
A quick head start gives you the flexibility to put aside smaller amounts and still achieve a huge corpus as compared to someone who delays investments, even if he pays more!
|Case 1 – Started Early||Case 2 – Started Early|
|Invested for||35 years||25 years|
|Monthly Investment (Rs)||1000||2350|
|Total Amount Invested (Rs)||420,000||705,000|
|Rate of Return (assumption)||8%||8%|
|Fund Value at Retirement Age (Rs)||21,42,567||21,36,128|
The example clearly shows that for achieving the same fund value at retirement (approx. Rs.21 Lakhs), the individual in Case 2 had to invest Rs. 285,000 more than the one in Case 1. Use a retirement calculator to compute the monthly amount you can invest to build a corpus for your retirement.
Save for a Rainy Day
You must have heard the story of the grasshopper and the ant. While the ant toiled and stocked up its supplies for a rainy day, the grasshopper only enjoyed his moment in the sun. We all know who had the last laugh there.
A retirement corpus can help you at all stages in life by providing you some peace of mind. While it should be your last resort, a retirement policy/ fund can be pledged to raise a short term loan for an emergency.
Support Your Dependants
Your life is an asset. Over your working years, you leverage this asset to create wealth. However, the future is uncertain. In case you are no longer there, how will your loved ones be impacted? In such scenarios, an insurance led pension or retirement plan can help your spouse or dependent parents.
However, everyone aims for different goals after retirement and hence require a different retirement corpus. Learn more about Max Life Forever Young Pension Plan, a retirement plan that guarantees lifetime income for you and your partner.
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