June 20, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool editor Erin Kennedy and Fool contributor and financial planner Dan Caplinger discuss topics from around the investment world.
In today's installment, Erin and Dan discuss how young people can get off to the right start by saving early for retirement. Dan goes through several smart alternatives that workers of all ages can use, including 401(k) retirement plans through your employer, as well as IRAs. He also notes that setting money aside for retirement can also give you tax savings now. Although some of the rules governing retirement accounts can get complex, Dan gives some simple guidance on a number of common scenarios that come up, as well as how to get started. He closes by explaining how even with so many people changing jobs frequently, you can make sure your retirement money follows you and that you put it to best use.
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