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Offbeat Here's how much you have to save per paycheck to be a millionaire by 67

05:57  07 august  2018
05:57  07 august  2018 Source:   cnbc.com

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  How much money you need to retire early depends almost entirely on 2 factors Saving for early retirement is one thing, but will those savings actually last an early retiree throughout the course of their lifetime?Many can't help but wonder: How did they do it? And more importantly, can that nest egg really last a whole lifetime?

But if you do prioritize saving for the long-term at a young age, you could find yourself a millionaire by the time you 're ready to stop working. Here ' s how much a 22-year-old would have to set aside if they earn: ,000: 10.9 percent of each paycheck .

Here ' s how much you have to save per paycheck to be a millionaire by 67 . Scroll over the chart to see the exact numbers. Here ' s how much a 22-year old would have to set aside if they earn: ,000: 10.9 percent of each paycheck .

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Between handling your fixed monthly costs, paying off student loans and meeting other savings goals, making room in your budget for retirement contributions can seem daunting. But if you do prioritize saving for the long-term at a young age, you could find yourself a millionaire by the time you're ready to stop working.

To show you just how attainable the dream of becoming a millionaire could be, personal finance site NerdWallet created a chart showing the percentage of each biweekly paycheck you'd need to set aside to have $1 million saved by the time you're 67. As you'll see below, you may not have to set aside as much as you think — if you start early, that is, since compound interest can cause your wealth to snowball over time.

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Here ' s how much a 30-year old would have to set aside if she earns: ,000: 18.3 percent of each paycheck . Here ' s how much you should save at every age 9:15 AM ET Wed, 22 Feb 2017 | 00:55. Kathleen ElkinsWriter, Make It.

Still, if you do prioritize saving , and especially if you save early and often, you could find yourself a millionaire by the time you 're ready to stop working. Here ' s how much a 22-year old would have to set aside if they earn: ,000: 10.9 percent of each paycheck .

The chart assumes you're starting at age 22 with zero dollars invested. It also assumes a 6 percent average annual investment return and various annual salaries.

Scroll over the chart to see the exact numbers.

Here's how much a 22-year-old would have to set aside if they earn:

$40,000: 10.9 percent of each paycheck

$60,000: 7.2 percent of each paycheck

$80,000: 5.4 percent of each paycheck

$100,000: 4.3 percent of each paycheck

$120,000: 3.6 percent of each paycheck

"The key here is really starting so young, at age 22," Arielle O'Shea, retirement specialist at NerdWallet, tells CNBC Make It. "Had this hypothetical investor started later, he or she would have to put away a much higher percentage of their salary. Because of that early start, even the lowest earner can dedicate just 10 percent of their paychecks to savings and end up with $1 million by age 67."

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Here ' s how much you need to set aside to have million by age 67 . If you want to be a multi- millionaire , start putting your money to work today. Ultimately, when you start saving outweighs how much you save , thanks to compound interest.

Here ' s how much a 20-something has to save every day to be a millionaire by 67 . Kathleen Elkins | @kathleen_elk. If you start at age 25, for instance, you only have to save a day to reach seven figures by age 67 .

Ideally, you'll start putting your money to work in your 20s to reap the full benefits of compound interest, but don't get discouraged if you don't get started until later. It's still possible to build a million-dollar portfolio if you start saving and investing in your 30s — you'll just have to set aside a bigger chunk of your paycheck.

And keep in mind that depending on when you want to retire and what you want your lifestyle to look like in retirement, you may need more or less than $1 million. To help you figure out how much money you need to fund your golden years, check out NerdWallet's retirement calculator.

Once you have a specific goal in mind, get going. For inspiration, check out:

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  • New study says save at least 11% of your income for retirement—here are 5 ways to do that
  • 8 things to give up to retire by 40, from real people who have done it

This is an update of a previously published story.

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