How Can I Retire ASAP?

By Brent Shaw, Modern Woodmen, Fraternal Financial | m.brent.shaw@mwarep.org

Your Facebook feed is blowing up with last-day-of-work posts from friends and relatives. You’ve been invited to attend several retirement parties. Truthfully, you’re a little jealous. You’re ready to retire too. But can you afford it? Many Americans are not ready financially. A quarter of nonretired responders to a 2019 Federal Reserve survey admitted they have saved nothing for retirement. Take these steps to see if you can start blowing up those celebratory retirement balloons … or if you should keep them packed away for a bit longer.

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