The Best Laid (Retirement) Plans

It is often said that when men plan, the gods laugh.  Nowhere is this perhaps more true than when it comes to planning for retirement.  While we all acknowledge the risk that finances can play on our retirement plans, the reality is that threats to our retirement plans can come from all areas of our lives.

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Comments (3)
It is incrediably difficult to start planning your fututre especially when you are young an live in a country with a very unstable economy. You can have 850 credit score today and in 1 month have an emergency to apply for loans online until payday , becuase life get tough sometimes. And also it is always easy to say something than to do it. Retirement age only keeps growing.Becuase we all understand that we need to work all the time to have stable pension. Thank you for provided facts, I wonder how muchthese numbers are going to change in let's say 5 years.
Posted by Alicia S | Monday, October 08 2012 at 5:30AM ET
Although one cannot guarantee the years to come after retirement to be happy and comfortable it is recommended to plan for your retirement still. As far as your finances are concerned it is certainly a wise decision I feel.
Posted by Jim P | Monday, December 03 2012 at 10:17AM ET
Although the Gods laugh when men plan, yet it needs to be done. There may be a result arising out of your action, it may be desired or undesired, it may meet your requirements fully or not at all; but you need to take action. If you don't act, definitely there will be no result. We have to put money and assets aside for retirement and hope that it is enough to lead a life of dignity.
Posted by tasha123 s | Monday, November 11 2013 at 12:18PM ET
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