Why Most People Will Never Be Financially Free | Summary and Q&A

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November 29, 2017
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Why Most People Will Never Be Financially Free

TL;DR

81% of Americans don't know how much money they need to retire, but it's important to have a plan and take action to secure financial freedom.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Why do many Americans not know how much money they need to retire?

The majority of people are stuck in old ways of thinking and fail to plan for their future, prioritizing spending over saving.

Q: Can Social Security be relied upon for retirement income?

Social Security is not enough to sustain a comfortable retirement, and individuals must take responsibility for their own financial security.

Q: How can someone achieve financial freedom and retire early?

By setting a specific retirement goal and working backwards to create an income stream that covers their desired expenses, individuals can achieve financial freedom and retire early.

Q: Are investments risky?

While investments carry some risk, not taking the time to understand investments and blindly investing without knowledge is the biggest risk.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Many Americans have no clue about the amount of money they need to retire and live the life they want.

  • Baby boomers are struggling to retire due to their lack of savings, with nearly half of them having less than $10,000 saved for retirement.

  • Millennials will need around $1.8 million to have a decent retirement, but they must take a different approach to save for the future.

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