College is a few years behind you, and you’re working and feeling pretty good about your future. It may be difficult to stretch your mind to a time 40-plus years ahead -- a time when you may not feel so eager to go into work every day. The good news is that you don’t have to do a whole lot in your 20s to plan for retirement time. At this point, even a little bit of prudent saving and investing can go a long way.
By the time you reach your 30s, you’ve probably sown many of your wild oats, leaving your mind more focused on practical considerations like settling down, buying a home and raising a family. You might also want to keep your eye on a plan for retirement. You may have started one in your 20s, but if not, it’s certainly not too late to catch up now.