In a perfect world, we’d all have saved enough by age 60 to relax about money and start planning our golden years. However, in reality, says Bankrate.com, most people find themselves rapidly approaching retirement with not nearly enough savings. Some key suggestions are covered in “6 last-minute retirement planning strategies.” No, they’re not as good as a lifetime of steady savings, but they’re better than nothing.
Start saving like crazy. Reduce all discretionary spending and put anything and everything you can, into your retirement accounts. If you’re over 50, you can add a catch-up contribution to your annual IRA limit of $6,5000—giving you a maximum contribution in 2018 of $24,500. If you exceed the limit, put the money into a savings account. Just be sure to save it. Continue reading