For many people, the start of the year is a good time to set goals for self-improvement and behavior changes. The 6th Annual Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey suggests six moves that could positively impact your wealth and health.
1) Establish your retirement goals – and write them down
Understanding how much money you’ll need in retirement will dictate how much you’ll need to start saving today.
2) Start saving early and make it a habit
No surprise, if you want money in the bank when you retire you’ll need to be disciplined about saving throughout your life.
3) Think about your backup plan
What if you retire earlier than planned or what if unexpected events throw a major detour your way?
4) Make your health a priority
Unfortunately, the casual “I’ll try to eat better and exercise a little more” approach probably won’t yield significant or long-term results.
5) Incorporate healthy habits (big and small) into your daily routine
Creating a concrete strategy for improved health and adhering to a schedule is important for establishing lifelong habits.
6) Invest in your greatest asset – yourself
There are plenty no- and low-cost ways for incorporating healthy behaviors into your life. But don’t be afraid to spend a little money if it’ll help you achieve your goals.
Read the full article that includes tips on how to get started with these on our sister site, Knowledge Place.
What are you hoping to accomplish in the year ahead (and beyond)? Did you successfully reach your 2017 personal finance and wellness goals? Do you have tips for making resolutions stick?
You must be a registered user to add a comment. If you've already registered, sign in. Otherwise, register and sign in.