FINANCIAL CHECK-UP | Your Thirties
Saving in your thirties can be challenging when your life is going through consistent change. With the change, your finances will also adjust to accommodate your new lifestyle.
This is often a time when your income is rising as well as expenses. Nicer homes, nicer cars, and children can easily consume your increasing income. This is also the time when the financial decisions you make will have the greatest impact on the financial lifestyle you will enjoy during retirement. By now, you should have developed some savings and the expertise to make sound choices.
SAVING IN YOUR THIRTIES
The amount of money you should save in your thirties is unique to your lifestyle. Ultimately, it will depend on how much you make, where you live, and what your expenses are like. You can reach savings goals by creating specific target amounts and dates.
Finding extra money can be possible. Start by looking at your weekly or monthly spending. You might find areas you can cut down on expenses to free up cash for saving. Even if it’s just a dollar a week, that is something. Finding extra money can be possible. Start by looking at your weekly or monthly spending. You might find areas you can cut down on expenses to free up cash for saving. Even if it’s just a dollar a week, that is something.
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU SAVE?
So how much money should you be saving in your thirties? Of course, there’s no exact figure, but a good target is 15% of your income. Are you already saving 15%? If not, do you have to catch up?
If the place you work for offers a 401 (k), TSP, 403 (b), TSA, or another type of retirement plan, you should start here. There are tax advantages to these accounts. If the organization offers a matching contribution, consider contributing up to at least the amount of the match. That matching contribution that the organization provides is free money.
Also, another option to helping grow your savings is a Roth IRA account. After you contribute to your retirement, a Roth should be your next option, which offers tax-free withdrawals. This means your investment gains will not be taxed. With a Tradition IRA, the amount is tax-deferred and you will pay taxes on withdrawals.
- Track Joint Expenses
- Open A Checking
- Personal Loans
- LIFE Manager
- Holiday Savings
- Pearl Hawaii Wealth Advisors
- Repaying Student Loans
UPGRADE YOUR CAR
UPGRADE YOUR FAMILY
- Marriage: Cost of a Wedding
- Children: Baby’s First Year
- Momi’s Money
- Open A Momi Money Account
- What Is A Coverdell Education Savings Account?
- Financial Literacy
UPGRADE YOUR HOME
- Purchasing A Home
- Mortgage Application Checklist
- Making a Down Payment on a House
- To Buy Or Not To Buy
- Home Loans
UPGRADE YOUR SAFETY
UPGRADE YOUR SPIRIT
- Financial Freedom & Getting Out Of Debt
- Develop Positive Financial Habits
- Financial Wellness Assessment
- If you have children, begin investing in their education with a Coverdell Education Savings Account.
- Continue to keep credit under control and avoid paying finance charges and annual fees.
- Write a will or review the one you have.
- Review your insurance coverages in light of changes in your family situation, increasing assets, or professional activities.
Are You Ready?
Overall, keep in mind that everyone’s savings goal and path are different. There is no right amount or correct way to save. Generally, what matters is what is right for you and what you are comfortable with.
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