You've Saved: 0$
To reach one million by age 65 you need to save $671 per month. (This assumes an 8% annual return, invested in stocks.)
If You've Saved: $50,000
To reach one million by age 65 you need to save $304 per month.
Successful Savings Strategies
You may be starting a family or preparing to buy a home. Balance you short-term needs with long-term savings goals.
Although you have added responsibilities, don't neglect retirement.
Aim to save 15% of your gross income (including an employer match in your 401(k). If one parent leaves work to care for the kids, consider opening a spousal IRA.
Shift your assets to 90% stocks and 10% bonds.
Invest in a 529 college-savings plan. Many states offer a tax deduction for your contribution, and qualified distributions are exempt from federal taxes.